Jones, Ivor.


Stroud, 1st ed., 2007. 192 pp., frontis.,-map + numerous photo-ills., + some plans. P.c., 25 x 17cm. FINE. Chronicling the location, history and fate of the many landing grounds, airfields and airports of Wales from the early days of flight in 1911 through two world wars and up to date, this book focuses on South Wales. Starting at the English border at Chepstow and finishing at Llandovery, the author details such diverse histories as the meadows, parks and golf courses that were used as landing grounds by the United States Army’s liaison aircraft during the Second World War, the RAF stations in the Vale of Glamorgan and the long forgotten civil aerodromes of the 1930’s that served to give flight to the average man. This is the first of a three-part series but is complete in itself for the area covered.

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