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RAF NORTH WEALD: A PICTORIAL HISTORY


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As a follow-up to his very popular RAF Wattisham: A Pictorial History, Dave Eade has turned his eyes southwards into Essex, to investigate the story behind a famous RAF station that, although nowadays closed to operational military flying, is still a fascinating and vibrant centre for aviation.

Originating as a grassy field from which No 39 (Home Defence) Squadron RFC flew in their quest to defend London against the terrifying Zeppelins in World War I, it became the home for Nos 56 and 29 Squadrons’ Siskins and Bulldogs, played a leading rôle in the defeat of the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, carried the fight across into Europe with its Spitfires and Mustangs, faced up to the Soviet menace with its Vampires, Meteors and Hunters in the nervous early days of the Cold War, and was the birthplace of the world-renowned ‘Black Arrows’ aerobatic team,

All these developments—and many more—are covered in this beautifully produced, full-colour volume, which traces the evolution of one of the cornerstones of RAF activity by means of words, photographs, maps and artwork. RAF North Weald: A Pictorial History offers a detailed insight into the men and women, the machines and the day-to-day life of one of the most famous fighter stations in the country. It is not to be missed.

  • AUTHOR: Eade, D
  • FORMAT: 96pp 199 col/Bw 80 col 297x210 Pb
  • Code: 13260

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