Scottish Military Aerodromes of the 1920s and 1930s

Author(s): Malcolm Fife 

ISBN: 9781781557655
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An overview of all Scottish military aerodromes and landing grounds, which existed between 1920 and 1939.
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  • Based on original and unpublished records, newspaper accounts and documentation

  • Superbly illustrated with many photographs and plans of the aerodromes

  • A comprehensive account of all military aerodromes including seaplane bases, which existed in Scotland between the world wars 

The end of the First World War brought with it the closure of many Scottish military aerodromes; however, it retained links with naval aviation and aircraft carriers.

In the latter part of the 1920s, Auxiliary Air Force squadrons were formed at Edinburgh and Glasgow, which were manned by civilians. With the rise of the Third Reich in Germany, the RAF responded by building new airfields or reopening former First World War sites.

These included armament practice camps at Evanton and West Freugh where pilots could perfect skills in bombing and weapon firing. RAF flying boats also visited various coastal locations around Scotland in the years leading up to the war.

BOOK ISBN 9781781557655
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 208 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 10 September 2020
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 98 black-and-white photographs




 

 


Malcolm Fife is a professional photographer with a strong interest in history. His first published articles were illustrated features for the Scots Magazine. This was followed by his book The Nor Loch-Scotland's Lost Loch, a history of the body of water that once existed underneath Edinburgh Castle. After this, he wrote a number of publications on individual airfield histories followed by an account of Scottish aerodromes in the First World War. British Airship Bases of the Twentieth Century is Malcolm Fife's first book for Fonthill Media.

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