ⓘ RAF Gailes


ⓘ RAF Gailes

RAF Gailes was built on the site of the earlier RAF Fullarton The buildings from the old GCI station were cleared by December 1950.

The station was short-lived, becomes redundant when the RAF Killard point, Northern Ireland, began operations in September 1956. Block signals in Gailes was disbanded and the station placed on care and maintenance.

In 1962 the station was captured by civilian personnel of the air traffic control at the airport of Prestwick.

Gailes was finally closed in 1978, and the building was demolished when the staff of the radar station moved to Atlantic house in Prestwick.

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