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Shropshire Airfields

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Shropshire Airfields by Alec Brew

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Between the late 1930s and the end of the Second World War Shropshire became dotted with airfields. The RAF expanded rapidly and needed space for major new training stations. An airfield for the training of ground-based trades was established at Cosford, and new flying training airfields were built at Shawbury and Tern Hill. A substantial new airfield at High Ercall was partly used by night-fighter squadrons covering the north west. As pressure on these new airfields increased, further relief landing ground and flying stations were opened. Child's Ercall, originally a relief landing ground, was expanded to become RAF Peplow, and two fighter training bases were built at Atcham and Rednal. At the end of the war the decline of most of Shropshire's airfields was rapid, with only the largest surviving. Now all that remains of some is a derelict control tower or a hanger used as an industrial unit. "Shropshire Airfields" tells the story of the county's airfields, from the quieter days before the Second World War, when the Midland Gliding Club first flew from Long Mynd, to more recent times. "Shropshire Airfields" is illustrated with over 200 photographs, accompanied by detailed captions, and is sure to appeal to all those with an interest in Britain's airfields and the people connected with them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752417608
ISBN-10: 0752417606
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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