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Fearn Control Tower


Fearn Control Tower, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Magnus posing in the WW2 Control tower at Fearn "Drome" aka HMS Owl. Just a few miles from where we live in Cromarty, this is WW2 airfield is slowly crumbling away.

This building could only have been built in the utilitarian 1940's. A quite special look and feel.

My Dad was based here for a while in 1944, as his squadron "worked up" for their war against the Japanese in the Pacific. A minor crash in a Barracuda Bomber prevented him from flying the next day in an operation which killed five of his pals in a training accident.

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