Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1968

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Gradually 115 Squadron’s Argosy aircraft were arriving at Watton to be fitted before joining the squadron’s strength. Although still awaiting financial approval, the HAS 801R (Nimrod) Comet replacement project was gaining momentum within Watton’s EWSW planning and research sections with plans being drawn up for various equipment fits. Another ‘special’ aircraft was being looked at as a potential ECM platform. During April, Officers from EWSW travelled to 15 MU at Wroughton to view a Canberra BMk 15 to assess its […]

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