AVIATION: FLIGHT OVER THE EASTERN COUNTIES SINCE 1937.

Kinsey, Gordon.


£25.00




Lavenham, 1st ed., 1977. 268 pp., numerous photo-ills., + map e.p.’s. D.j., 23 x 18cm. Stains to rear of d.j., just slightly affecting ends of cloth o/w V.G. This is an interesting study of aviation history around the eastern counties of England since 1927. The author traces the development of aviation from the pre-war days of the Empire Air Day, with Gloster Gladiators and Vickers Virginias, through the Second World War with the huge increase of RAF and American Air Force establishments throughout the area and the thrilling sight of Hurricanes, Spitfires, Wellingtons and Lancasters in flight across the sky. After the war came the development of civil aviation in the region and vapour trails from Lightnings and Phantoms then dominated the skies. Appendices include Airfields in the Region since 1937. Fighter Command – East Anglia 1940-1960. Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.


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