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RAF Duxford: A History in Photographs from 1917 to the Present Day – by Richard Smith (Author) - Paperback

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RAF Duxford: A History in Photographs from 1917 to the Present Day – by Richard Smith (Author). Paperback. Very good used condition. Fully bound. Light use only.

Synopsis
Established in 1917 to train Royal Flying Corps aircrew during WWI, Duxford was also the base for two United States Aero Squadrons, 137 and 159, and by the end was a mobilisation airfield for three DH9 day bomber squadrons. During the 1920s and 30s, expansion continued apace, with three fighter squadrons, 19, 29 and 111, and the presence of many illustrious names, including Harry Broadhurst, Johnny Kent and Frank Whittle. The first aerodrome in Fighter Command to receive the Spitfire (in August 1938), Duxford rose to supreme prominence during the early part of the Second World War. Part of 12 Group detailed to protect the industrial midlands and north east Britain, the base's role during the Battle of Britain was mired in controversy due to the 'Big Wing' tactics of Douglas Bader and Trafford Leigh-Mallory. From October 1942 to the end of the war, Duxford was essentially an American base for, variously, the 8th Air Force, 350th and 78th Fighter Groups. Postwar the RAF operated jets from the station until 1961 when the future was put on hold. Managing to avoid the ignominy of becoming a prison or sports complex, the Imperial War Museum finally came to the rescue making Duxford into today's premier international air museum. Richard Smith's research has led him to numerous previously unpublished collections from which he has unearthed some marvellous images of historical significance. This work is a must for the collector, historian or veteran of the times.

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Item details

Author(s):
Richard Smith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8" X 10" APPROX
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1906502331
ISBN-13:
978-1906502331
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Grub Street
Title:
RAF Duxford: A History in Photographs from 1917 to the Present Day

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RAF Duxford: A History in Photographs from 1917 to the Present Day – by Richard Smith (Author). Paperback. Very good used condition. Fully bound. Light use only.

Synopsis
Established in 1917 to train Royal Flying Corps aircrew during WWI, Duxford was also the base for two United States Aero Squadrons, 137 and 159, and by the end was a mobilisation airfield for three DH9 day bomber squadrons. During the 1920s and 30s, expansion continued apace, with three fighter squadrons, 19, 29 and 111, and the presence of many illustrious names, including Harry Broadhurst, Johnny Kent and Frank Whittle. The first aerodrome in Fighter Command to receive the Spitfire (in August 1938), Duxford rose to supreme prominence during the early part of the Second World War. Part of 12 Group detailed to protect the industrial midlands and north east Britain, the base's role during the Battle of Britain was mired in controversy due to the 'Big Wing' tactics of Douglas Bader and Trafford Leigh-Mallory. From October 1942 to the end of the war, Duxford was essentially an American base for, variously, the 8th Air Force, 350th and 78th Fighter Groups. Postwar the RAF operated jets from the station until 1961 when the future was put on hold. Managing to avoid the ignominy of becoming a prison or sports complex, the Imperial War Museum finally came to the rescue making Duxford into today's premier international air museum. Richard Smith's research has led him to numerous previously unpublished collections from which he has unearthed some marvellous images of historical significance. This work is a must for the collector, historian or veteran of the times.

[OXFAM REF: BOX S]

Author(s):
Richard Smith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8" X 10" APPROX
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1906502331
ISBN-13:
978-1906502331
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Grub Street
Title:
RAF Duxford: A History in Photographs from 1917 to the Present Day

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