Shropshire airfields in the Second World War

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Countryside Books , Newbury, Berkshire
Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force -- History -- World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Shropshire, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British, Air bases -- England -- Shropshire -- History -- 20th century, Shropshire (England) -- History, Military -- 20th ce
StatementRobin J. Brooks.
SeriesAirfields series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA670.S4 B78 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23615348M
ISBN 10184674105X
ISBN 139781846741050
LC Control Number2009292550

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Shropshire had just two operational airfields - Shawbury and Tern Hill. Eight more major airfields were to follow. For many trainee pilots, a major hazard was not enemy aircraft but the height of Shropshire's famous hill, The : Shropshire airfields in the Second World War.

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[Robin J Brooks] An account of the part played by the airfields in Shropshire during the last war; the planes and pilots who flew them; and the local civilians who worked alongside them.

Shropshire airfields in the Second World War. Newbury, Berkshire: Countryside Books, (OCoLC. Between the wars there was a growing interest in aviation, and the contribution of the county's airfields to the Second World War was enormous, and between andthey were kept continually active in a variety of roles necessary to the national war effort/5(6).

The Second World War prompted a massive airfield building programme, including bomber training units at Hixon and Lichfield, and large training airfields at. Shropshire Airfields in the Second World War by Robin J.

Brooks,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(1). Shropshire Airfields Through Time. Though there were airfields in Shropshire during the First World War, at Shawbury, Tern Hill and Monkmoor, it was in the late s that a massive building programme began to dot the county with new RAF airfields, mostly for training purposes, until there were over sixteen – in some cases they were so close together that their circuits overlapped.

Staffordshire Airfields in The Second World War – Countryside Books. The book describes the history of each airfield and highlights the varied and essential role they played in Britain's overall effort during World War II. Staffordshire has a long history of involvement in aviation.

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Newbury, Countryside Books, ISBN Brew, Alec. RAF Cosford. Stroud, History Press, ISBN McLelland, Tim. Action Stations Revisited: Wales and the Midlands No. Manchester, Crecy Publishing, ISBN External linksControlled by: No. 22 Group (Training).

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She has embarked on a sponsored six-month tour of the airfields in a Singer Le Mans sports car, similar to one her father owned during the war, to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Airfields from both World War One and World War Two are included, with a chapter on each one, arranged in alphabetical order.

In total, Shropshire Airfields features 20 airfields, ranging from large permanent bases to the short-lived Satellite Landing Grounds and Relief Landing Grounds hidden away in the countryside/5(3).

HER Number (PRN): Site Name: The Site Of The Former Raf Montford Bridge (forton Heath) Monument Type: Military Airfield (Second World War to 20th century (post-war)) Civil Parish: Pimhill, Shrewsbury and Atcham, Shropshire.

Montford, Shrewsbury and Atcham. The icon is meant to show the position of the airfields relative to each other and to towns, they are not accurate enough to show distances. The information box gives details such as official name, alternative name and which branch of the armed forces were known to occupy it during the Second World War.

Staffordshire has a long history of involvement in aviation. In the Royal Flying Corps arrived in the county in response to the threat of Zeppelin attacks during the First World War.

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Berkshire began the Second World War in with virtually no military airfields. Though there were airfields in Shropshire during the First World War, at Shawbury, Tern Hill and Monkmoor, it was in the late s that a massive building programme began to dot the county with new RAF airfields, mostly for training purposes, until there were over sixteen – in some cases they were so close together that their circuits overlapped.

Returned to agriculture following the end of First World War. Reactivated at the outbreak of Second World War in Used by US 8th Air Force and RAF Fighter Command during Second World War. Returned to agriculture at the end of hostilities.

RAF Framlingham: FM England Suffolk: USAAF. Also known as RAF Parham. Robin J. Brooks is the author of Sussex Airfields in the Second World War ( avg rating, 6 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Hampshire Airfields In 4/5.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Shropshire had just two operational airfields - Shawbury and Tern Hill. Eight more major airfields were to follow.

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Throughout the Second World War, Wheaton Aston remained busy and was second only to RAF Lichfield in terms of aircraft movements in Staffordshire. The airfield recorded a flying time of 8, hours during daylight and 2, at night over the course May in This was the equivalent of 15 aircraft permanently in the air for 30 : Air Ministry, Ministry of Defence.

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Sussex Airfields in the Second World War (British Airfields in the Second World War)/5(8). With the outbreak of the Second World War, Shropshire authorities immediately implemented pre-arranged plans to cope with the approaching conflict on the Home Front, including the building of air raid shelters and pillboxes and the renovation of redundant camps and disused airfields.

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The History of Rednal Airfield. (04) Monograph: Robin J Brooks. Shropshire Airfields in the Second World War. p World War Two Airfields of Great Britain 'Then and Now', Tain to Twinwood Farm. Though there were airfields in Shropshire during the First World War, at Shawbury, Tern Hill and Monkmoor, it was in the late s that a massive building programme began to dot the county with new RAF airfields, mostly for training purposes, until there were over sixteen - in some cases they were so close together that their circuits overlapped.

Work on RAF High Ercall began in in Shropshire during the run up to the Second World War Credit: The Elusive / Inthe United States Army 8th .Get this from a library! Staffordshire airfields in the Second World War.

[Martyn Chorlton] -- "The contribution made by Staffordshire's airfields during the Second World War was enormous and, between andthey were kept continually active.

New airfields were brought into service at.RAF Bridgnorth was a Royal Air Force Station, created after the outbreak of World War II on 6 Novemberat Stanmore, to the east of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, r, as RAF Stanmore Park already existed in Middlesex, it was named RAF Bridgnorth.

Although during its existence various static aeroplanes were displayed as Gate Guardians, RAF Bridgnorth never had a nates: 52°32′″N 2°22′″W / .