- All known military aerodromes and establishments of WWI
In the build up to WWI, with flying it its infancy, Britain found itself with an immediate need for pilots, aircraft and airfields in order to make full use of the advantages which flying brought to their forces.
By the end of the conflict, over 500 military sites, ranging from fully operational aerodromes, airship stations, seaplane stations, acceptance parks, kite balloon stations such as group and wing HQs. Once hostilities ceased, the majority were once again de-commissioned.
Organised by county and using OS map references each of these airfields is examined and details include period of use, units and current purpose including remaining remnants of the period. A large appendix covers the early RAF's complex infrastructure and over 300 pictures and plans bring the time to life.
An ideal touring guide and companion to the Action Stations Revisited series of books.
Very special thanks to Mick Davies (Cross & Cockade) for allowing use of a large number of his excellent plans and technical information along the way. Cross & Cockade International has been producing an excellent quarterly magazine since 1970, packed with original material about everything relating to aviation and the First World War – long may it continue.