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By Mark Hiller

Situated with regards to the South Coast, on flat land to the north of Chichester in West Sussex, lies Goodwood Aerodrome. This friendly rural airfield was domestic to squadrons of Hurricanes, Spitfires and later Typhoons. RAF Westhampnett used to be on the vanguard of the conflict of england as a satellite tv for pc to the field (or controlling) Station of RAF Tangmere, a part of eleven crew, which bore the brunt of the fight for Britain's survival in 1940.

It turned the bottom of Wing Commander Douglas Bader till he used to be shot down over France, as Fighter Command took the struggle to the enemy with operational sweeps over Occupied Europe. these operations incorporated the notorious Channel sprint which observed the get away of the German warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and the Dieppe raid of 1942 which concerned the biggest aerial conflict of the battle as much as that date. Westhampnett's squadrons additionally supported the D-Day landings and the following conflict of Normandy.

Packed with the most important selection of photos of this airfield ever compiled, this illustrated ebook offers a close background of the struggling with as obvious during the eyes of a number of the pilots and floor workforce. RAF Westhampnett brings to existence these intriguing yet harmful days of the second one international struggle throughout the phrases and pictures of these who have been there.

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