The Military Airfields of Britain: Southern England


This series of books provides a fresh user-friendly look at the military airfields of the British Isles. The series is split geographically, each book including a number of counties on a regional basis. Entries cover every military airfield within the counties, from WW1 to the present day and comprise: Brief history of the airfield, construction and use including decoy sites; Comprehensive list of flying units with dates and aircraft types; List of HQ units based at the airfield; Details of memorials; Maps and plans of almost every airfield; Location details; and a selection of period photograph. The airfields of Southern England like Biggin Hill, Kenley and Hawkinge played host to the greatest part of the action of the Battle of Britain. Farnborough – birthplace of British aviation lies in Hampshire and many regional airfields played host to vital anti-submarine patrols during WW1.


  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; 1st Edition edition (28 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861267290
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861267290
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.6 x 23.5 cm

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