Published by Tempus in 2007, 192 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N4375)
Brand New Book
This fascinating book chronicles the location, history and fate of the many landing grounds, airfields and airports of South Wales. Starting at the English border at Chepstow and finishing in Llandovery, Ivor Jones details such diverse histories as the meadows, parks and golf courses that were used as landing grounds by the United States Army’s liaison aircraft during the Second World War, the RAF stations in the Vale of Glamorgan and the long forgotten civil aerodromes of the 1930s that served to give flight to the average man.
Their are chapters on the airstrips at Abergavenny, the military use of Pengam moors, the Glider field at Llanishen, Wenvoe Airfield and camp airstrip, the airfields at Llandrindod Wells, RAF St Athan and RAF Llandow, the airstrip at St Donats Castle, the airstrips at the Sennybridges Ranges, RAF Stormy Down, the airstrip at Llandovery, and much more!