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41 and 91 Spitfire Squadrons at RAF Tangmere in 1943  - the control tower is being rebuilt in the background  after being flattened by the Luftwaffe in 1940.<br />
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A campaign has been launched to restore a historic Second World War airfield control tower which has fallen into an alarming state of disrepair.<br />
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RAF Tangmere in West Sussex was one of Britain's most important airfields during the Battle of Britain and was the base of double amputee flying ace Douglas Bader.<br />
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It closed down in 1970 and most of its buildings were knocked down to create room for houses.<br />
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Sadly, all that remains of the iconic watch tower today is a dilapidated shell covered in graffiti in the middle of an overgrown field.