Ashworth, Chris.


Cambridge, 1st ed., 1982. 233 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Spine of d.j., a little faded o/w Nr.FINE. Covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and parts of Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Wiltshire, in addition to the Channel Islands which uniquely describes two airfields that were used by the Luftwaffe for the greater part of the war, this fifth volume in the popular Action Stations series arranges the famous airfields alphabetically with their history, map references, photographs and directions. The Bruneval raid was launched from Thruxton, John Cunningham made his reputation as a night fighter at Middle Wallop, from Mount Batten a Sunderland made the first U-boat kill, The Empire Central Flying School was established at Hullavington, in-flight refuelling was pioneered at Tarrant Rushton, Barnes Wallis conducted his early experiments in variable geometry flight from Predannack, Spitfires were test flown from High Post and Gloster jets from Moreton Valence. To mention but a few, this is thus an area abounding in aeronautical interest.

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