UK Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now

UK Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now

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UK Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now




Author:Roger A. Freeman
Language:English Text
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:8.5" x 12"
Pages:256 pages
Photos:510 photos
Maps:Some maps
Publisher:After the Battle
ISBN:0900913800
Item No. ATB BK-010



Charged primarily with the support of ground forces in the invasion of Normandy, the Ninth fielded a variety of aircraft — liaison, fighter, bomber and troop carrier — and operated from over 60 airfields in Britain. Within these pages, all are explored and photographed on the ground and from the air, ranging from the troop carrier bases of central and southern England; the bomber airfields in Essex and the New Forest, and the advanced landing grounds in Kent and Hampshire — temporary expedients to enable fighters to give close support to the battlefield. Then, the airfields were in the front line, vibrant and full of activity as men and machines prepared to do battle. Now, they have adopted new faces: as centres of industry and international aviation or venues for leisure activities and motor racing. Some still retain their war-like status as military bases while others have returned to the plough as the wheel turns full circle.

COMPLETE CONTENTS:

  • Types of Airfield and their Construction
  • THE ESSEX BOMBER AIRFIELDS
  • ANDREWS FIELD (GREAT SALING) Station 485
  • BIRCH Station 149
  • BOREHAM Station 161
  • BOXTED Station 150
  • CHIPPING ONGAR Station 162
  • EARLS COLNE Station 358
  • GOSFIELD Station 154
  • GREAT DUNMOW Station 164
  • LITTLE WALDEN Station 165
  • MATCHING Station 166
  • RAYDON Station 157
  • RIVENHALL Station 168
  • SNAILWELL Station 361
  • STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Station 169
  • WETHERSFIELD Station 170
  • WORMINGFORD Station 159

THE KENT ADVANCED LANDING GROUNDS

  • ASHFORD Station 417
  • HEADCORN Station 412
  • HIGH HALDEN Station 411
  • KINGSNORTH Station 418
  • LASHENDEN Station 410
  • STAPLEHURST Station 413
  • WOODCHURCH Station 419

THE NORTHERN TROOP CARRIER BASES

  • BALDERTON Station 482
  • BARKSTON HEATH Station 483
  • BOTTESFORD Station 481
  • COTTESMORE Station 489
  • FOLKINGHAM Station 484
  • FULBECK Station 488
  • LANGAR Station 490
  • NORTH WITHAM Station 479
  • SALTBY Station 538
  • SPANHOE Station 493

THE SOUTHERN TROOP CARRIER AND SUPPORT BASES

  • ALDERMASTON Station 467
  • CHALGROVE Station 465
  • CHARMY DOWN Station 487
  • EXETER Station 463
  • GREENHAM COMMON Station 486
  • GROVE Station 519
  • KEEVIL Station 471
  • KINGSTON BAGPUIZE Station 403
  • MEMBURY Station 466
  • MERRYFIELD Station 464
  • RAMSBURY Station 469
  • UPOTTERY Station 462
  • WELFORD Station 474
  • WESTON ZOYLAND Station 447
  • ZEALS Station 450

THE SALISBURY PLAIN FIGHTER
AND RECONNAISSANCE AIRFIELDS

  • ANDOVER Station 406
  • CHILBOLTON Station 404
  • MIDDLE WALLOP Station 449
  • THRUXTON Station 407

THE NEW FOREST AREA FIGHTER
AND BOMBER AIRFIELDS

  • BEAULIEU Station 408
  • BISTERNE Station 415
  • CHRISTCHURCH Station 416
  • HOLMSLEY SOUTH Station 455
  • HURN Station 492
  • IBSLEY Station 347
  • LYMINGTON Station 551
  • STONEY CROSS Station 452
  • WARMWELL Station 454
  • WINKTON Station 414