AERODROME CONSTRUCTION 1951
     
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801st Engineer Aviation Battalion
This unit began to arrive during July 1950 for the task of aerodrome reconstruction. The main job was to widen the main runway and the building of the 2,300ft eastern extension. Other projects included constructing SAC bubbles as well as other hardstandings, ramps and the southern taxiway. All photos on this page are Copyright: Roger S Roop

Concrete Mixer & Corporal Roop
Corporal Roop was with the 801st Engineer Aviation Battalion as a SCARWAF (Special Category Army Regulars with Air Force). The mixer was operated by Cpl Roop and Sgt Blankenship and in the background are two B-50s.
A sweeper being pulled from the mud
Lorries belonging to a civilian sub-contractor
Civilian lorry delivering gravel
Yukelet & Tournapull Earth-Mover
Barber-Green Ditch Digger
Allis-Chambers Grader