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RAF Prestwick - End of an era...

Old 8th Dec 2013, 21:21
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RAF Prestwick - End of an era...

Bon-voyage to all the guys'n'gals in light blue, (plus the occasional 'special guest' in dark blue), of the Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre (Military), with whom us civvy types have had the honour of sharing a billet for a very long time.


The place doesn't feel the same without you.







On behalf of the all the bods (left) at PC, good luck in your new home.



Faire agus Gliocas




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Old 8th Dec 2013, 21:27
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Well said, Rab. Kind sentiments.
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Old 8th Dec 2013, 21:39
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Ditto.
Used you once for a low level abort in the Cairngorms on BFTS - deeply grateful!
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Old 8th Dec 2013, 23:03
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Never served at Prestwick, but it was the scene of my first flight (10/- for 10 minutes in a Dragon Rapide c 1958) which set me off on a lifetime's interest in flying. Sad day
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 04:59
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I've flown to Prestwick a few times but never noticed any RAF presence. Is all the ATC there military?

Having said that I was surprised last time I went to be offered an SRA because the ILS was u/s.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 08:50
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RAF Prestwick was in an industrial estate nearby, nothing to do with the airport.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 09:17
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Is this part of the military withdrawal from Scotland before independence?
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Cheers, rab-k ... Delightful sentiment, much appreciated by this LATCC(Mil)/Eastern Radar oldie
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As an ex-RAF geriatric who served at Eastern, Clutch, Moray, LATCC (Mil) and my last Area tour at Atlantic House, I fondly remember the fantastic co-operation constantly displayed between ourselves and our civilian colleagues at ScATCC, great times with with great people.
Continued fortunes to those who remain at Prestwick, and good luck to those who have relocated South.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 17:18
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Never served at Prestwick, but it was the scene of my first flight (10/- for 10 minutes in a Dragon Rapide c 1958) which set me off on a lifetime's interest in flying. Sad day
Tankertrashnav - this PPRuNe post from 2006 may be of interest:Glasgow Joyride
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 17:57
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I was at Redbrae House in the 70's for those who remember the HUTA and ADNC, happy days and nights in a building that was part condemned.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 18:04
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Kpax, I did the last Wintex (77) in Redbrae, just as Scazi Mill were getting the keys of Atlantic House.
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Old 23rd May 2022, 10:45
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Hello.

I am a researcher assisting Dr David Clarke of Sheffield Hallam University.

We are investigating the alleged sighting of an unusual, diamond-shaped aircraft and an unidentified Harrier jet near Calvine, Scotland, in August 1990.

If you are unfamiliar with this incident, more information is available here: https://drdavidclarke.co.uk/secret-f...o-photographs/

We understand from a former RAF Scotland source that checks were carried out in 1990 to identify the Harrier with ScATCC (Mil) Prestwick radar which covered the Calvine area.

If anyone who served at ScATCC in 1990 can hence help us shed any light on this matter, we would be very grateful to hear from you.

Thank you.
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Old 23rd May 2022, 15:55
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You already have a dedicated thread on the subject, Sir.
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Old 23rd May 2022, 18:56
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The original thread is here for the UFO question.

Mr Illsley, please, if you'd like further input on that thread make sure to include a link in the future.
We would prefer that you not make the same post Cut and Pasted to multiple sub forums/threads.

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Old 24th May 2022, 00:58
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Originally Posted by T28B View Post
The original thread is here for the UFO question.

Mr Illsley, please, if you'd like further input on that thread make sure to include a link in the future.
We would prefer that you not make the same post Cut and Pasted to multiple sub forums/threads.

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He's also sent me a PM about this
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