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The book by Peter Davis
The Old Airfield. The Runway followed same approx alignment as the Wind Turbines. Photo by Neil B. Maw

Watchfield Airfield. Plus other documents.

The Book covers the whole history of the airfield, from the time it was a private civilian business through it's RAF days and it's decline.

Article in Outlook April 2005 -  Blind Approach School, Lorenz Course.

More information can be found HERE

Also more information is available by going to Item No N591

To read a copy of the engineering logs of  No 47 Squadron Beverley aircraft by Derrick Jeans please go HERE. A paper copy is also in Chest1 under number N594

Steve Mathews served as a captain with 22 Company (Air Despatch) from November 1960 until February 1962 as an instructor in re-supply by air. From New Zealand, he wrote in 2001, his recollections of his time at Watchfield Airfield. To read a copy in Pdf format please go HERE

A Memorial Plaque was erected at the old gate to the entrance of the airfield on the 17th July 2019. To read more information about the ceremony that took place in order to officially unveil it please see Listing No N1527



RAF Watchfield

Watchfield Airfield

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