The Control Tower Museum
Between WW1 and WW2 it was the home of the "Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment" (A.& A.E.E.). As their title suggests it was their responsibility to test all new aeroplanes including civilian aeroplanes. WW1 had seen the development of armaments but there was a requirement for testing which MH and Orfordness provided.
In 1940 MH as part of 11 group took part in the Battle of Britain. For the rest of WW 2 it was used jointly by the RAF and in 1943 to 1945 by the 356th Fighter Group USAAF.
After the end of WW 2 MH returned in part to testing and developing aeroplanes, the age of the atomic bomb and jet engines was here. MH was used by the Blind Landing and the Bomb Ballistic Units to name just two prominent testing units.
Entry is FREE to individuals and groups - Donations gratefully accepted
ContactMr Russell Bailey
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VenueThe Control Tower Museum
Off Parkers Place, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3QR
Map reference: TM 243452 Lat: 52.06059 Long: 1.27148
Turn off roundabout on A12, exit opposite BP Garage into Eagle Way then 3rd right into Parkers Place.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Woodbridge station
The Control Tower is surrounded by open grassed areas which, facilitates groups such as those wishing to display vehicles etc. as an example. It can be a starting/ending point of a rally with refreshments available subject to prior arrangement.
Daytime and evening visits for groups available by prior arrangement for anytime of the year.