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WW2 RAF control tower converted into house.

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  1. gtblackwell

    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

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    I ran across this on a trendy named remodeling site I subscribe to. Would rather it be restored as an example of the period but at least it was saved. Located just North of Inverness........Stop by Gordon, they may give you a tour and tea!....or a lunch of bully beef !

    The HMS Owl black kitchen by British Standard

    Gaines
     
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    Thanks Prof,
    Never visited, but seen a few photos before.
    HMS Owl, also known as RNAS Fearn-
    RNAS Fearn (HMS Owl) - Wikipedia
    I'm a member of a group on FB where a local member posts photos of that field, and the surviving remains. Another on a long list of potential visits.
    Visited this one a few times, though. First was back about '91, when the technical area still stood. There were still a couple of hangars, all the station admin buildings etc still standing, and the bulk fuel installation still had the petrol pumps there. The Battle HQ (a bunker where a last-ditch battle against a land attack would have been fought) is still there, but is now sealed off; it's an unusual variant, but I never managed to get decent pics of the interior.
    A few years ago, the tower was converted into a house too-
    Check out this property for sale on Rightmove!
    Findo Gask - Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust UK
    Wish I hadn't run out of film on that '91 visit...
     
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    As you said it, at least it will survive as a house.
     
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    Very interesting and yet it must be very satisfying to see it all coming together and living in a part of history.
     
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    Gordon I consider myself extremely lucky to have visited Scotland several times from 1980 until 2007. the last time we stayed in Inverness and had a car and could have visited that base. did not know it existed. I did go to East Fortune, it's contral tower far less elegant! And now the base is an aircraft museum and racing course. Takes a wee bit away from it's WW2 history. Gaines
     
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    Been to East Fortune a couple of times, tended to focus on the surviving buildings rather than the flea market or racing. Drem still has quite a few buildings and dispersals left too.
     

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