Wymeswold Airfield in the 1950s and 1960s

Although not strictly a Wolds Heritage Organisation publication, the WHO web site is hosting a remarkable new free PDF.

This is a detailed history of activities at Wymeswold airfield in the 1950s and 1960s which has been been prepared by Richard Knight, who grew up at the western end of the runways.

Most of the information is about the activities of the RAF and Fields Aircraft Services, although there is also lots of previously-unseen photographs taken in the winter of 1944 and during the build up to D-Day; and photographs taken during public open days.

In total there is about 40,000 words and almost 400 photographs. And this is available as a free PDF www.hoap.co.uk/who/raf_wymeswold.pdf  Note this is about 97 Mbytes so may be slow to download.

2 thoughts on “Wymeswold Airfield in the 1950s and 1960s

  1. David Clarke Stanley

    Tried to download RAF Wymeswold PDF, being specifically interested in Part 5 1958 – 1970, as I did an apprenticeship with Field Aircraft Services during this period.
    Download currently only includes Part 1, and I would be grateful if I could access all parts, or obtain information on how to purchase this publication.
    David Stanley

    1. John Parker Post author

      Hello David, thank you for contacting us.
      The article on our webpage was originated by Bob Trubshaw at the Wolds Heritage Organisation and I have passed your message on to him. I’m sure that he will contact you in due course.


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