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The original pre-war Odiham Watch Office (© Paul Francis)
RAF Odiham airfield control tower
Airfield Today:
RAF Station
Tower Type:
1. Fort Type Watch Office 1959/34 (brick), replaced by:
2. Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, with medium front windows to 343/43
3. Post-war control tower, type unknown
Tower:
1. Flight planning office 2011
2.
Met office 2011
3.
In use 2017
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Station history
RAF Odiham airfield control tower
Station Flight Odiham' 2007 (© ID)
RAF Liberator 1940s (© via Aldon P. Ferguson)
RAF Odiham airfield control tower
Airfield:
Forward fighter airfield
Opened:
/1936
Closed:
N/A
ID Code:
OI
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
2 concrete, wood chips
Hangars:
3x - C Type, 6x - Blister
County:
Hampshire
Location:
6 miles SE of Basingstoke
OS Ref:
SU738492
Links:
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All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Odiham airfield control tower
1953 (© Bruce Hannant)
(© Paul Francis)
1951 (© Geoff Warwick)
2007 (© ID)
RAF Odiham airfield control tower
In this photo the tower had not long had the CR/DF screen fitted, replacing the R/DF system. The binoculars on the tripod had the German eagle and swastika on them having been stolen (captured?!) from a Luftwaffe airfield 1951 (© Geoff Warwick)
1953 (© Bruce Hannant)
In 1951 Field Marshal Montgomery was stationed with the BOAR in Germany. He lived near Alton, to the south of RAF Odiham, and had at his disposal a highly polished Dakota and flew home most weekends. He was always met by his Sergeant Batman who drove an ancient Rolls Royce. The
photo of the Dak was taken from the roof of the Control Tower.
1951 (© Geoff Warwick)
RAF Odiham airfield control tower
Grob Vigilant at Odiham
2006 (© Dave Boland)

RAF Odiham from the air
RAF Odiham airfield control tower
The post-war control tower 2000 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Odiham airfield control tower
RAF Odiham airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 -
- RAF Odiham airfield control tower - updated 11-06-2017 -