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Cumbria Airfields in the Second World War including The Isle of Man

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An exciting and well illustrated account of the airfields of Cumberland, Westmorland, and the Isle of Man during the Second World War.

As the storm clouds of war were gathering over Europe in 1938, construction work began on two of Cumbria's biggest aircraft maintenance units - at Kirkbride and Silloth. Throughout the war these two airfields would handle between them literally thousands of aircraft, preparing new ones for the front-line and modifying and repairing others.

Cumbria and the Isle of Man had early on been marked down as suitable places to build flying schools because of their relatively uncluttered skies and generally good weather. The Isle of Man also had an abundance of both bombing and air-to-air ranges which attracted an Air Gunnners School (Jurby and Andreas), Ground Defence Gunners School (Ronaldsway) and various bombing and gunnery schools located on the island.

Martyn Chorlton has had a life-long interest in aviation, served in the RAF for nearly 13 years and is the author of Leicestershire & Rutland Airfields in the Second World War and Airfields of North-East England in the Second World War.

A5 (softcover) 256 pages

Author: Martyn Chorlton

 

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