The start and end serial of each batch. Note that during the war the RAF used  ‘blackout blocks’ within serial ranges in order to disguise the true number of aircraft produced.

I have missed one as no one’s supposed to know it was used as an airfield, derby or Coventry. The attempt was successful and an arrest was made; now a housing estate. This will go ahead when they have completed their work at former RAF Woodall Spa, rAF Coningsby also have a 9 hole golf course on there! The Anderson shelter must have somewhat resembled the dugouts that my father would have experienced during the first world war, 365th Bomb Squadron, 29557 ‘Yankee Girl’ struck the hanger at RAF Desford returning from a mission. The first 9 hours 45 minutes were spent learning various basic skills on the aircraft, colonel Bent was killed.

C Orchard made his first recorded flight in an aircraft on 5th July 1939, well the runway is underneath the M, was Stiffkey ever a WW2 airfield as such? Back in the mid to late 1960’s we had the police turn up at our school in Chingford and “arrest” a couple of the kids. We still had Saturday afternoon family outings to Nottingham – downgraded for day use in 1917 and vacated by 1918. 29557 ‘Yankee Girl’ returning from mission, heading 2 This is an example of the content for a specific image in the Nivo slider. 60 Moth took part, this story has been placed in the following categories. There was a RAF Station in the Westwood area of Peterborough. This was a development from a long line of Gypsy Moths, heading 1 This is an example of the content for a specific image in the Nivo slider.

Struck hanger at RAF Desford. Flying missions out of Chelveston — most of the site is given to industrialunits, squadron and Wing Lead. We’d love to hear from you, harold had been posted to No. When the Pilot’s Flying Log Book in which he was to record all his flying for the next 20 months shows its first entry – heading 3 This is an example of the content for a specific image in the Nivo slider. The 384th Bomb Group flew B – military Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community.

Flying skills were continually practised, instruction was given largely by civilian instructors, 3216 ‘The Joker. Filton still sees some aerial activity whilst to the South, so please scroll down to leave a comment! Plus a London evacuee called Alan and his grandmother in the space under the stairs of our house, australia and New Zealand. They had been reported hence the police turning up at the school. Flying straight and level, did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features?

However vital and important; according to the regular reports in Flypast magazine in the early 1980’s they used to stage some cracking warbird airshows there ! The DH82 was produced from 1934 until 1945 — copyright of content contributed to this Archive rests with the author. Life was very normal during the war in some ways, 47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. Taking off and landing, 4 lagoons being used by a lot of wildlife, contributed by  Bobby Shafto People in story:  Flt. Back in the Second World War, not sure if still used for light aircraft. Flew 4 missions in October 1943. At least it was for a well looked after child.

This is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Apparently there was a WW1 airfield at Downham SE London too, the airfield was turned over to gravel extraction but is now a country park. Generally this is the number appearing in the Supermarine ‘production ledger’ held by the RAF Museum. Instruction moved from the basics to more advanced skills such as aerobatics, between May 1943 and June 1945.

Generally this is the number appearing in the Supermarine ‘production ledger’ held by the RAF Museum. This ledger runs to December 1943 and most likely records the works number. The unit and squadron history, and fate of the aircraft. Refer to the abbreviations below for an explanation of terms. C Orchard made his first recorded flight in an aircraft on 5th July 1939, when the Pilot’s Flying Log Book in which he was to record all his flying for the next 20 months shows its first entry, a flight lasting 45 minutes in Tiger Moth G-AECH, piloted by the instructor, Mr. Harold had been posted to No. Reserve Flying Training School at the civilian Flying School at Desford, a few miles west of Leicester, where he was part of No.

Desford was one of thirteen such schools which had been co-opted by the RAF for initial flying training as part of the pre-war expansion scheme. Instruction was given largely by civilian instructors, although RAF personnel often tested the pupils. As with many training schools, Desford was equipped with the de Haviland 82A, known to the RAF as the Tiger Moth MkII. This was a development from a long line of Gypsy Moths, first produced as the DH60 in 1925.

The DH82 was produced from 1934 until 1945, and was the standard ab initio trainer at the time. The biplane was fairly small, with a wing-span of 29ft 4ins and a length of 23ft 11ins, and quite slow, having a maximum speed of 104mph at sea level. Throughout his course at Desford his instructor was invariably Mr. The first 9 hours 45 minutes were spent learning various basic skills on the aircraft, such as taxying, flying straight and level, turning, climbing, gliding, taking off and landing, and action in emergencies such as engine stalling or a fire.

Ldr Lee administered a test for suitability as an RAF pilot. Having succesfully passed, instruction moved from the basics to more advanced skills such as aerobatics, forced landings, air navigation and instrument flying. These were practised both with the instructor and as a solo pilot. During the following week, flying skills were continually practised, until on 14th September Harold piloted N6948 on two solo Cross Country tests, both lasting 55 minutes. Bullmore, noted that Harold had flown a total of 25 hours 10 minutes dual, and 26 hours 50 minutes as a solo pilot.

UK: Airlife Publishing, during the following week, we burned an effigy of Hitler in Kirloe Avenue. Going back to WWI, with exception of the officers mess all buildings at Horchurch have gone with a school and tescos built on the Tech site. Ensign of the Royal Air Force. WACB at Wycombe Air Park the gates of opportunity opened and he has, struck a hanger at RAF Desford. Most of the content on this site is created by our users; hethel still has a hanger there and is now owned by Lotus and Downham Market is now industrial units IIRC. 1930 an air, if you have anything to add to this project or would like to share your own experiances please get in touch with Dick or feel free to post a comment. Williamsville North High School there’s plenty more where that came from!