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Airfields of the IX Fighter Command in the United Kingdom - RAF Andover, RAF Gosfield, RAF Ibsley, Chalgrove Airfield, RAF Chilbolton (Paperback) Loot Price: R270 Discovery Miles 2 700
Airfields of the IX Fighter Command in the United Kingdom - RAF Andover, RAF Gosfield, RAF Ibsley, Chalgrove Airfield, RAF...
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Airfields of the IX Fighter Command in the United Kingdom - RAF Andover, RAF Gosfield, RAF Ibsley, Chalgrove Airfield, RAF Chilbolton (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 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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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2011
First published: August 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-233-08132-5
Barcode: 9781233081325
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LSN: 1-233-08132-2

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