Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Scope and Content:
Title: Essex Airfields at War
Date of recording: 1990
Date of broadcast: 31/12/90
Length of tape: 55 minutes
Depositor: BBC Essex
Restrictions: BBC Essex
Synopsis of tape: Account of the history and major role played by airfields in Essex during war, illustrated by the personal experiences of the men and women involved; Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service airfields in World War 1 and their locations; sites of the 23 Essex airfields built by end of World War 2; importance of airfields during Battle of Britain, operations in Europe, V1 and V2 raids; arrival of US air force and location of their Essex bases; effect of influx of British and American servicemen on local people (for full unedited interviews see SA0616-SA0642).
Dates of Creation:

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Second World War Essex Airfields at War 1990
Document Types Sound recording Essex Airfields at War 1990