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Royal Air Force Station Gaydon - Part Three
With Britain’s nuclear capability moving from aircraft to the Polaris submarine in the mid nineteen sixties, the V bomber force became obsolete and Victor and Valiant training at RAF Gaydon ...
Royal Air Force Station Gaydon - Part Two
The former RAF bomber station at Gaydon on the Banbury Road played a pivotal role in Britain’s defence capabilities during the years of the so-called Cold War in the 1950s ...
Royal Air Force Station Gaydon - Part One
RAF Gaydon came into use in June 1942 initially as part of no 12 Operational Training Unit (OTU) operating twin-engined Vickers Wellington bombers crewed mainly by Canadians. Its primary function ...
The photo of the planes was taken by my Dad in September 1963, and I’ve also attached the programme of the actual day. The aircraft pictured are left to right: ...
Childhood in Gaydon
It was a joy to read Alan Griffin’s article about RAF Gaydon, thanks for writing about it. I have great childhood memories. My dad was stationed there ’63-’66. He worked ...
Then and Now: Elms in Warwickshire
Elms in Warwickshire were a common sight before the 1970s. Indeed, the English elm hedgerow trees were termed the Warwickshire Weed. Tall and distinctive trees, the timber was often used ...
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