The HF200 was purchased in significant numbers and was used on a number of UK and overseas sites. Work started on the installation of the HF200 at Saxa in 1977 as part of the major rebuild. It was commissioned in 1979 and this allowed the final demise of the Type 13 after 22 years as the only height finder on the Unit. From the outset it was planned that the HF 200 should have its own radome. During the storm at New Year 1991/92 the HF200 lost its' radome but only suffered minor damage itself. The radome was not replaced after the storm.The HF 200 was in use until 1993, when it was replaced by the Type 93 which could provide both search & height finding capabilities. (Left click on pictures to enlarge).
The aim of this site is to preserve memories of RAF Saxa Vord for service personnel and local civilians. I spent 22 years in the RAF as a Fighter Controller and was at RAF Saxa Vord from November 1967 until March 1969. In 1988 I left the RAF and settled in Shetland and have lived here ever since.
I am always on the lookout for suitable material and would appreciate it if anyone can help out with photos and/or printable anecdotes. I am also anxious to ensure that the material on the site is accurate and would be grateful if anyone who notices mistakes, or believes that photos have been incorrectly credited, would contact me.
My email address is - gordon.carleAtgmail.com (replace the AT with the normal symbol)
A Contents List for the Blog is here: http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/contents-list.html