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Pages: 44. Chapters: RAF Andover, RAF Gosfield, RAF Ibsley,
Chalgrove Airfield, RAF Chilbolton, RAF Boxted, RAF Beaulieu, RAF
Charmy Down, RAF Rivenhall, RAF Thruxton, Lashenden Airfield, RAF
High Halden, RAF Warmwell, RAF Kingsnorth, RAF Woodchurch, RAF
Bisterne, RAF Staplehurst, RAF Keevil, RAF Winkton, RAF Headcorn,
RAF Christchurch, RAF Lymington, Army Air Corps Middle Wallop, RAF
Scorton. Excerpt: Andover Airfield is a former Royal Flying Corps
and Royal Air Force station. The ICAO code for the airfield is EGWA
and the IATA code is ADV. Its location is latitude 51 12' 31" N,
longitude 1 31' 31" W, with a runway length of 3390 feet (1033 m),
and an elevation of 285 feet (87 m). The airfield has a notable
place in history, being the site of both the first attempt to
develop a viable long-range electronic navigation system, during
the First World War, and also of the first British military
helicopter unit and first European helicopter flying training
school, during the Second World War. RAF Andover was also used
before and after the Second World War for a variety of other
aeronautical research and flight testing. The RAF Staff College,
Andover was founded here in 1922, the first college to train
officers in the administrative, staff and policy aspects of running
an air force. The Royal Air Force Association was also founded at
RAF Andover RAF Andover saw action during the Second World War.
Corporal Josephine Robins, one of only six members of the WAAF to
win the Military Medal during the Second World War, won her award
for courage rescuing people during an air-raid on the airfield in
the Battle of Britain. Three squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air
Force were formed at RAF Andover. Before and during the Battle of
Normandy, RAF Andover was used by the United States Army Air Forces
Ninth Air Force as an operational tactical fighter air...
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