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2004 (© )
RAF Wroughton airfield
Airfield Today:
National Museum of Science and Industry large-object store, library and archive
Tower Type:
Unique type, drawing number not known
Tower:
Disused but in good condition - due for demolition by the Science Museum in 2010. Local residents objections!
I was under the impression that the aim of the Science Museum at Wroughton was to house and preserve large objects of historic interest. Obviously this doesn't extend to a unique control tower!
If the
reason is due to its poor condition then maybe Science Musuem should have maintained it, after all they have been here since the 1970s.

'Buildings won't be bulldozed'
Back in 2006 museum head Steve Briggs made assurances that historic buildings, including the control tower, would be saved; "...the original infrastructure and heritage of our site has been integrated into our masterplan with the value and importance of these historic buildings fully recognised." Read the full article here."
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Station history
Wroughton airfield
2006 (© Derek Smith)
RAF Wroughton airfield
Airfield:
RAF Maintenance Command
Opened:
/1940
Closed:
/1978
Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
2x - B, 3x - C, 4x - D, 7x - L, 27x - Robin
County:
Wiltshire
Location:
4 miles S of Swindon
OS Ref:
SU138793
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Wroughton airfield
2006 (© Derek Smith)
RAF Wroughton airfield
2004 (© )
RAF Wroughton airfield
RAF Wroughton airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2007 - Wroughton -