The Perfect Aerodrome: A History of RAF Chivenor 1932-1995 David Watkins

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Published: July 30th 2015

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240 pages


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The Perfect Aerodrome: A History of RAF Chivenor 1932-1995  by  David Watkins

The Perfect Aerodrome: A History of RAF Chivenor 1932-1995 by David Watkins
July 30th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: | 9.68 Mb

RAF Chivenor, situated in North Devon, closed as an operational station in October 1995. In The Perfect Aerodrome: A History of RAF Chivenor 1932-1995, David Watkins records many aspects of the airfields long and interesting history-from its earlyMoreRAF Chivenor, situated in North Devon, closed as an operational station in October 1995. In The Perfect Aerodrome: A History of RAF Chivenor 1932-1995, David Watkins records many aspects of the airfields long and interesting history-from its early days as a grass aerodrome in the 1930s, to its perilous anti-submarine operations during the Second World War, through its mundane post-war role of anti-aircraft duties and ferrying, and finally the exciting fast-jet training role of No.

229 OCU and No. 2 TWU. This fascinating book was compiled with the support of official archives, respected historians, and former RAF personnel, including four ex-commanding officers who provided first-hand accounts.

It also includes an impressive selection of photographs, chosen from an extensive archive and published for the first time.



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