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85. Prestwick, Ayrshire. (NS 367 279)

The Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre is under the control of Headquarters Military Air Traffic Operations (MATO) and is responsible for providing a radar service to military and civil aircraft. HMS Gannet is located adjacent to the civilian airport, where helicopters providing sonar cover for Trident submarines are sometimes based, but not as frequently as in previous decades. The airport is an important stopover site for US aircraft en-route to other destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Prestwick is famously the only place in Britain that Elvis Presley visited. In March 1960, on his return home after serving in Germany, his U.S. Army flight stopped at Prestwick.


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