The Military Airfields of Wales, by Alan Phillips

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The Military Airfields of Wales, by Alan Phillips
The Military Airfields of Wales, by Alan Phillips

Published by Bridge Books in 2006, 262 pages. Softback (N4284P1)

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From the rear side cover: It was inevitable that certain places in Wales would be chosen as sites for airfields in times of emergency - the distance from continental Europe making it a relatively safe area for military bases and various government testing establishments. During both the First and Second World Wars military airfields were constructed to serve a wide variety of purposes including fighter defence stations, anti-submarine patrol bases and training airfields. With the exception of a few, such as Rhoose, Valley and Broughton, which have adapted to a new role in the world of modern aviation, most have now disappeared, not only from the landscape but, increasingly, also from the memory.

This fully illustrated books provides an outline history of the thirty-nine airfields and the squadrons which were based there.

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