R.A.F Great Massingham, A Brief History 1940-1957, by Janine Harrington

R.A.F Great Massingham, A Brief History 1940-1957, by Janine Harrington

R.A.F Great Massingham, A Brief History 1940-1957, by Janine Harrington

Booklet published by the author in 2013, 66 pages. A5 size booklet (N6670X1)

Royal Air Force Great Massingham was a Royal Air Force station situated a few miles from Fakenham in Norfolk, and it was built at the start of the Second World War to serve as a satellite airfield of RAF West Raynham. The airfield closed in 1945 but remained in use for non-aviation duties until the late 1950s, and this booklet provides a fascinating brief history of the airfield and its operational use during that time. Sections include:

Great Massingham - A Brief History
Aviation in Great Massingham - A Brief History
The Birth of an Airfield
Great Massingham Airfield 1940-1957
Airfield Infrastructure
RAF Great Massingham First Arrivals
No. 18 Squadron
No. 107 Squadron
RAF No. 100 (Bomber Support) Group, Great Massingham Airfield
No. 169 Squadron
North American P-51 Mustang
No. 169 Squadron Notable Squadron Members
RAF Great Massingham Shared Memories of 169 Squadron
Flight Sergeant John Beeching
Neville Reeves, Ex C/O-169 Squadron: Great Massingham 1944/5
Flight Sergeant Arthur Bradley
Post War
The Sister Laurence RAF Massingham Museum

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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