R.A.F Langham 1940-1958, A Brief History (including RAF Weybourne), by Janine Harrington
Booklet published by the author in 2012, 60 pages. A5 size booklet (N6669X1)
Royal Air Force Langham was a Royal Air Force station situated a couple of miles from Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast, and it was originally built at the start of the Second World War to serve as a satellite airfield of RAF Bircham Newton, before becoming an important base for Coastal Command. This booklet provides a fascinating brief history of the airfield and its operational use, and sections include:
RAF Langham - A Brief History
Langham 1944-47 The New Airfield
No. 612 Squadron
No. 407 (RCAF) Squadron
RAF Langham Commander Group Captain A.E. Clouston
No. 524 Squadron
Cooking at Langham Hall 1941
Langham Village Wimpy Crash
No. 521 Meteorological Squadron & Associated Flights
Langham 1951-58 Mo.2 CAACU (Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit)
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.