TG2622 : The Watch office as seen from the west

taken 3 years ago, near to Lamas, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Watch office as seen from the west
The Watch office as seen from the west
It was built to a standard Air Ministry design built of reinforced concrete with 35.5 cm thick walls. The building housed a meteorological briefing room, a pyrotechnics store, a telecommunications and teleprinter room and a pilotsí rest room, a control room, balloon room, airfield lighting controls and a number of offices.
RAF Coltishall
The station opened in 1939 as a fighter airfield during WW2. It later became a station for night fighters and then for ground attack aircraft until it was closed in 2006. Coltishall was the last surviving operational RAF airfield involved in the Battle of Britain other than RAF Northolt. The station was home to more than 80 fighter squadrons during its time of operation and 207 enemy aircraft were destroyed during the war. The airfield is currently owned by Norfolk County Council, with most of the former domestic site now being occupied by HMP Bure. See also: LinkExternal link
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TG2622, 31 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2621 2295 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.4063N 1:21.0529E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2618 2294
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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