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Abu Dhabi

Page history last edited by Ian Gillis 3 years, 8 months ago






This page consists of a set of photographs sent to us by David Bennett - the photographer was his father, the late Wg Cdr Herbert E "Benny" Bennett, who worked for AEI and then Marconi from 1968 (as Technical Manager of the Saudi Arabian SAGEU project) and later was the in-country Site Manager for Project Snake in Abu Dhabi in 1976.

The photographs show the erection of the S1020 Surveillance antenna and the arrival of the S600 height-finder and surveillance mobile vehicles.

Further technical detail will be added when available.


The thumbnail photographs are hyperlinks to larger versions.




S1020 antenna and tower.

S1020 antenna from above.

Mark Rutherford on stairway.

Work on stairway from below.

S1020 antenna on erection pad.

S163 HF antenna on ramp.

Radar Office power board

(with Felton Alexander)

At work on waveguide below S1020 horns

Harry Wilson inspects base of S1020 before lift to tower top.


Lifting antenna to tower top

Final positioning


Antenna and tower complete 10/1976


Frank Watkin on UHF Comms mast.

S600 height-finder being unloaded

S600 surveillance being unloaded

Don Pegg (2nd from left) and H E Bennett (3rd from left) by S600 surveillance antenna


H E Bennett in Marconi mess December 1975


Brian Mullooly with Mark Rutherford (in hat) as antenna is lowered.



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