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Old 06-12-2021, 08:56 AM
Graeme Graeme is offline
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Default Acklington: lots of WW2 stories

Morning! Have just released this book which contains numerous chapters on the aircraft and units that were based at RAF Acklington during World War Two. It's one of a series looking at Northumberland as a whole:

However, rather than buy the three volumes individually, there is also a new compilation of the first three:

Both available as eBook, paperback or hardback. The hardback versions are being uploaded as I type so should be available in a day or so. The eBook versions are free to read if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Included in the latter are 152 Squadron's operations using Gladiator biplane fighters over winter 1939/40, 43 Squadron in early 1940, 72 Squadron during the Battle of Britain and 539 Squadron, the Turbinlite unit that used high powered aerial searchlights. Lots of information taken from official records, plenty of photographs. One of the chapters is the history of Boulmer aerodrome, which you can find elsewhere on the Fusilier website - yes, I wrote that...
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