As part of the Aviation Heritage Trail series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, Essex and Greater London.
The South east of England emerged from six years of war with a rich diversity of RAF bomber and fighter airfields used by the 2nd Tactical Air Force, both before and after the D-Day landings. Much of this proud legacy is now threatening to disappear. However, the tourist can combine visits to an abundance of disused and active airfields, country houses and museums with countless attractions, imaginative locations and broadland and coastal hideaways that have no equal.
The airfields and other places of interest include Northolt, Manston, Sculthorp, Dunsfold, Swanton Morley, Hunsdon, Gravesend, Detling, Biggin Hill, Kenley, Redhill, Gatwick, Heston, Hornchurch, Chailey, Coolham, Horne, West Malling and Newchurch.
This book looks at the history and personalities associated with each base, what remains today and explores the favourite local wartime haunts where aircrew and ground crew would have sought well-deserved entertainment and relaxation. Other museums and places that are relevant will also be described and general directions on how to get them included.
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By: John Walter
The Anglo Zulu War - Isandlwana
By: Ron Lock
The Defeat of Rome
By: Gareth C Sampson
The Dutch in the Medway
By: P G Rogers
Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army
By: John Grehan, Martin Mace
A History Of The British Cavalry 1816-1919 Volume 4: 1899-1913
By: Marquess of Anglesey
By: Pierre Berton
Devon at War 1939-45
By: Derek Tait
The Ulrich von Hassell Diaries, 1938-1944
By: Ulrich von Hassell
Introduction by: Richard Overy