Find your perfect holiday reading
Detailed History of RAF Manston 1931-40 (Paperback)
  • Detailed History of RAF Manston 1931-40 (Paperback)
zoom

Detailed History of RAF Manston 1931-40 (Paperback)

(author)
£18.99
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/06/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Air Commodore Pink chose RAF Manston as his final resting place and a number of aces from the First World War such as Squadron Leader Bartlett served there. After the uncertainty of the 1920s, RAF Manston grew rapidly during the 1930s to become one of the busiest airfields in the country. The School of Technical Training was at the forefront of the RAF where thousands of airmen trained each year and it was an integral part of the service's expansion scheme. Empire Air Days and air races became regular events during the 1930s and when Ramsgate Municipal Airport opened, RAF Manston had to compete with it to stage them. 48 Squadron was formed at Manston in 1936 with the Avro Anson and it was the RAF's first monoplane to have a retractable undercarriage. On the outbreak of war, various fighter squadrons operated from Manston and being the airfield closest to France, its squadrons proudly played a leading role in the evacuation of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain.

Publisher: Fonthill Media
ISBN: 9781781550953
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Silver Spitfire
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Unbroken
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
Spitfire Women of World War II
Added to basket
Bomber Boys
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Last British Dambuster
Added to basket
Fighter Pilot
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Plane Spotter's Guide
Added to basket
Fighter Boys
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Crete
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Vulcan 607
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Fighter Ace
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Higher Call
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Hurricane
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Going Solo
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.