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Military Airfields of Britain: Northern Home Counties [Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire]

By Ken Delve

ISBN: 9781861269072
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 2007
PAGES: 352
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 250 black & white photos and diagrams

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 Selection of period photographs

As home to a great deal of American air power in World War Two, Essex stands out among the counties in this volume, but the region as a whole played a greater role in military aviation than just that short, albeit intense, period. In World War One the defence against the Zeppelins relied on aircraft operating from this region.

When the time came to turn to the offensive, the Northern Home Counties contributed large numbers of aircraft, both RAF and American. With the war over, the departure of the Americans and the rapid abandonment of airfields had a major impact but with the Cold War the region was once more a focus of both RAF and American air power.

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