The Perfect Aerodrome: A History of RAF Chivenor 1932-1995

Author(s): David Watkins 

ISBN: 9781781554494
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A detailed history of this well-known Devon airbase, superbly illustrated with almost 300 photographs.
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RAF Chivenor in North Devon closed as an operational station in October 1995. In The Perfect Aerodrome: A History of RAF Chivenor: 1932-1995, David Watkins records many aspects of the airfield’s long and interesting history, from the early days as a grass aerodrome in the 1930s, through perilous anti-submarine operations during the Second World War, the mundane post-war role of anti-aircraft duties and ferrying, to the exciting fast-jet training role of No. 229 OCU and No. 2 TWU.

This fascinating book was compiled with the support of official archives, respected historians and former RAF personnel, including four ex-commanding officers who provided firsthand accounts together with a selection of photographs, which have been chosen from an extensive archive and published for the first time.
BOOK ISBN 9781781554494
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 272 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 July 2015
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 215 black-and-white and 62 colour photographs








David Watkins is a former member of the RAF and a keen aviation historian. His previous books include A History of RAF Chivenor, The de Havilland Vampire and Venom, 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron, RAuxAF and A History of RAF Aerobatic Teams From 1920.


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