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1973 (© Jeff Morgan)
Radlett airfield
Airfield Today:
M25 motorway, gravel extraction, warehousing
Tower Type:
1. Original air traffic control building was located at the corner of one of the factory buildings and only had a view to the north of the airfield, replaced by;
2. Modern air traffic control building built 1968/9
Towers:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Demolished, 1 hangar remains
History:
07/1930, Opened as a grass aerodrome for Handley Page civil aircraft. Airfield extended in 1939 and used for production of HP Hampden and HP Halifax bombers. Post-war used for production of Hasting and Hermes airliners. Society of British Aircraft Constructors held airshows here in 1947 and 1948. Victor bomber prototype built here, runways extended in 1952 to allow flight testing. Later, Victors were converted to tankers and reconnaissance versions here.
Handley Page remained independant but after the death of Sir Frederick Handley Page in 1962 were reliant on the Jetstream.
Company went bankrupt in 1969 and the airfield closed in 1970.
Radlett airfield
The new Handley Page headquaters building near the old A5 from Edgware
1969 (© via Steve Ward)
The new control tower at Radlett 1969 (© via Steve Ward)
1973 (© Jeff Morgan)
Handley Page - Radlett airfield
Airfield:
Aircraft manufacturer
Opened:
06/1929
Closed:
03/1970
ID Code:
?
Runways:
3, concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
?
County:
Hertfordshire
Location:
2 miles S of St Albans
OS Ref:
TL156034
Links:
©:
Photographs ©copyright as stated
Radlett airfield
Scenes from the TV series 'The Protectors' in the 1973 episode 'First Circle' sent by Tony McKay
Handley Page - Radlett airfield
View across the airfield, control tower in the distance 1973 (© Jeff Morgan)
Hangars with the Handley Page name 1973 (© Jeff Morgan)
1973 (© Jeff Morgan)
Handley Page - Radlett airfield
Scene from the unfinished BBC TV sci-fi series 'The Tripods' 1983 (© via )
Handley Page - Radlett airfield
Map of Radlett airfield 1969 (© FLIGHT International via Jeff Morgan)
Handley Page - Radlett airfield
Handley Page, RADLETT airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk
© robert truman 2003 - updated 02/07/13 - Radlett -