R.A.F North Creake Egmere 1940-1947, A Brief History, by Janine Harrington
Booklet published by the author in 2012, 60 pages. A5 size booklet (N6673X1)
Royal Air Force North Creake was a Royal Air Force station situated a few miles north west of Fakenham in Norfolk. Originally used as a decoy site for a nearby airfield, construction on the airfield began in 1942, and this booklet provides a fascinating brief history of the airfield and its operational use. Sections include:
RAF North Creake - Egmere Drome
Description and Construction
No. 199 Squadron
No. 171 Squadron
Tribute to the Short Stirling
Aircraft Crashes and other Memories
Station Sick Quarters
No. 171 Squadron
Aircraft serial numbers
North Creake Control Tower
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.