The book begins by providing an excellent background to the Battle of Britain airfields in Britain, describing everything from the range of people working on a typical airfield, including station commanders, pilots, ground crew and civilians, to descriptions of operations and plans of the buildings on an airfield. There is also airfield by airfield coverage of the Battle of Britain, with the layout of each airfield shown alongside its role in the overall battle. This information is complemented by over 150 contemporary photographs, maps and airfield plans. Contents include: - The RAF organisation and strategy - HQ at Bentley Priory, group structure with main sector stations - The Bases of the Greatest Air Battle (30 airfields with layout and facilities) - Luftwaffe attacks and destruction - The Big Wing lead by Douglas Bader - The contribution by the Commonwealth and Allied squadrons - Overview of aircraft used by the RAF in the Battle of Britain Written by an accomplished military aviation author, this new study is the fruit of many years of research, and will be essential reading for all historians and keen aviation enthusiasts.
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