A Wintry Scene at Carew Cheriton Control Tower

Serve weather conditions did not deter a number of group visits to Carew Cheriton control tower last week. Pupils from Cosheston VC School, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park guides and students from Lampeter University braved the cold, ice and snow for an interesting step back in time to learn of the wartime operations of this Coastal Command airfield.

Students found the restored World War Two architecture fascinating with the centre piece being the “watch office” more commonly known as the control tower.

Group and school visits normally conclude with a wartime sing-song in the air raid shelter which again has been fully renovated. The Stanton air raid shelter at Carew is one of the few to be found in the country restored to a high standard reflecting its wartime use.