Military Airfields of Britain (Paperback)

East Anglia,Norfolk and Suffolk

By Ken Delve

The Crowood Press UK, 9781861267283, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/7/2005)
Paperback (2/1/2011)

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Description

This series of books provides a fresh user-friendly look at the military airfields of the British Isles. The series is split geographically, each book including a number of counties on a regional basis. Entries cover every military airfield within the counties, from WW1 to the present day and comprise: Brief history of the airfield, construction and use including decoy sites; Comprehensive list of flying units with dates and aircraft types; List of HQ units based at the airfield; Details of memorials; Maps and plans of almost every airfield; Location details; and a selection of period photographs. The first volume is dominated by the airfields built for the US 8th Army Air Force during WW2. These concrete airstrips played a vital part in the war effort. Today, most of the airfields lie abandoned, but some, like Marham, survive having been important Cold War bases.


About the Author

Ken Delve left the RAF after a twenty-year flying career to become Editor of Flypast magazine and subsequently Editor-in-Chief with Key Publishing with responsibility for eight aviation magazines.  An established author, he also lectures on RAF history.