R.A.F Docking & Bircham Newton, A Brief History, by Janine Harrington

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R.A.F Docking & Bircham Newton, A Brief History, by Janine Harrington

R.A.F Docking & Bircham Newton, A Brief History, by Janine Harrington

Booklet published by the author in 2012, 58 pages. A5 size booklet (N6667X1)

Royal Air Force Docking was a Royal Air Force station situated in Norfolk, and was used as a satellite airfield for the RAF Coastal Command station at RAF Bircham Newton a few miles away. This booklet provides a fascinating brief history of the airfield (and Bircham Newton) during the Second World War, and sections include:

RAF Docking - A Brief History
Bircham Newton Squadrons and Unites from September 1939 only
Docking Squadrons and Units
Docking 1525 BAT (Blind Approach Training) Flight
Bircham Newton - My Crash in a Blenheim
Docking Bircham Newton 53 Squadron
Docking 502 Squadron
No. 524 Squadron Coastal Command
Bircham Newton - An RAF Spotters Notebook
Bircham Newton No.320 Squadron
Air Towed Targets
Crashes and Accidents

From the introduction: It was as a schoolboy at the start of the war that Len Bartram first began making notes of new happenings around him, intrigued by what it might mean, and the sudden secrecy surrounding fields where he played. When his father became a Night Watchman and he gained a bicycle, it gave Len the ideal opportunity to play 'super sleuth', travelling beyond what he could see, cycling up hill and down dale, charting changes appearing almost on a daily basis, making friends with men and women in blue uniform who began to inhabit newly erected buildings on fields near his home. He watched in awe as aircraft came and went. Roads were closed off. People with strange accents became a part of the everyday scene. In later years, he home produced a series of booklets starting to cover a brief history of Norfolk airfields using maps charted as a boy and information shared by personnel serving in these Squadrons....

Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.

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