Action Stations Revisited, Volume 3, by David W Lee

Action Stations Revisited, Volume 3, by David W Lee
Subtitled 'The complete history of Britains military airfields: South East England'

Published by Crecy in 2010, 342 pages, Hardback with Dust Jacket (N7596)

Military airfields in Kent, through Sussex, Hampshire up to Swindon in Wiltshire are all in the third volume of the new Action Stations Revisited series. Airfields from which flimsy biplanes and blimps of World War I rose to defend Britain and from which Hurricanes and Spitfires took on the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. Airfields from which the RAF fought the long Cold War and more recent conflicts.

Instantly recognised names like Manston, Hawkinge, Odiham, Tangmere, Lee-on-Solent, Greenham Common, Thorney Island, Farnborough and Wroughton mingle with less well known places such as Bekesbourne, Welford, Grain, Hartford Bridge, Throwley, Ramsbury and Woodchurch. The relics of the little known story of the Sound Mirrors, Britain’s early warning system before radar, are amongst the many previously unpublished accounts and photographs which illustrate this comprehensive coverage of Britain’s front line airfields.

Arranged in alphabetical order with maps and map references, directions, plus an index, Action Stations Revisited No 3. South East England provides a fascinating wealth of information for any aviation historian or enthusiast.