R.A.F Foulsham 1942-1954, A Brief History, by Janine Harrington

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R.A.F Foulsham 1942-1954, A Brief History, by Janine Harrington

R.A.F Foulsham 1942-1954, A Brief History, by Janine Harrington

Booklet published by the author in 2012, 58 pages. A5 size booklet (N6665X1)

Royal Air Force Foulsham was a Royal Air Force station situated in Norfolk, and construction on the airfield began in 1941 during the Second World War, becoming operational in June 1942. This booklet provides a fascinating brief history of the airfield and its operational use, and sections include:

RAF Foulsham 1942-1954, Description and Construction
The Mitchell Bomber
The First Squadron - No. 98 Squadron
No. 180 Squadron
Mitchell Operations The First Op
No. 12 GMS Glider Maintenance Squadron
No. 320 (Royal Netherlands Naval Air Services) Squadron
Operations flown from Foulsham
No. 3 Group RAF Bomber Command
No. 514 Squadron
No. 1678 HCF Heavy Conversion Flight
RAF No. 100 (Bomber Support) Group
No. 192 Squadron
No. 462 (Royal Australian Air Force) Squadron
BSDU Bomber Support Development Unit
The American Involvement 13 Squadron 7th Photo Reconnaissance Group USAAF
RWE Radio Welfare Establishment
Dummy Aerodrome
Wartime Memories of Len Bartram
The Final Wartime Operation

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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