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The rebuilt Grahame-White watch tower 2011 (© Steve Bond)
RAF Hendon airfield
Airfield Today:
Royal Air Force museum, Police college, housing. The derelict Watchtower building was once the centrepiece of aviation pioneer Claude Grahame-White’s aircraft factory in Hendon
Tower Type:
1. Unique Grahame-White aircraft factory Watch Office built in 1911
2. Office for Duty Pilot, 2072/26
Tower:
1. Demolished after 99 years by the RAF Museum, rebuilt in a location closer to the museum
2.
Office for Duty Pilot demolished in 1989
Other Buildings:
Current status not known
History:
Station history
RAF Hendon aerodrome
Derelict 1911 Grahame-White aircraft factory Watch Office 1986 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Hendon aerodrome - Grahame-White aircraft factory
Hendon Royal Air Force At Home programme cover
Saturday 17th September 1955
(via Gerald Rickwood)
Office for Duty Pilot 2072/26 1989 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Hendon aerodrome - Grahame-White aircraft factory
Airfield:
Operational Fighter, Transport Command
Opened:
/1910
Closed:
/1957
ID Code:
ND
USAAF Station:
575
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
1x - Steel Truss and Brick, 2x - Belfast, Grahame White factory
County:
Middlesex
Location:
London, 8 miles NW of St Pauls Cathedral
OS Ref:
TQ215905
Links:
www.rafmuseum.com
©:
Photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Hendon aerodrome - Grahame-White aircraft factory
Baby White at Hendon c.1912 (© via S. Bond)
Grahame-White factory 1986 (© Steve Bond)
Grahame-White factory 1986 (© Steve Bond)
RAF Hendon aerodrome - Grahame-White aircraft factory
2000 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Hendon airfield - Grahame-White aircraft factory
Hendon 1912
RAF Hendon aerodrome
USN C-47's at Hendon 1949 (© Gerald Rickwood)
RAF Hendon aerodrome
Watch Office 1986 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Hendon aerodrome - Grahame-White aircraft factory
RAF Hendon airfield = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2001 - Hendon - updated 26/04/2015 -