Primary sources of information

The details and histories of these establishments are drawn from a collection of primary sources brought together in a synthesis of the historical significance. Many of these sources are the product of years of research by dedicated aviation and naval researchers, without their dedication much of the detail included in these accounts would not have been possible.

 

 

Reference works

 

  • Bowyer, M.J.F. (1979) 'Action Stations - 1. Military Airfields of the East Anglia' Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  • Barrymore Halpenny, B. (1984) 'Action Stations - 2. Military Airfields of Lincolnshire and the East Midlands' Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  • Smith, D.J. (1991) 'Action Stations - 3. Military Airfields of Wales and the North West ' Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  • Ashworth, C. (1982) 'Action Stations - 5. Military Airfields of the South-west' Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  • Smith. D.J. (1985) 'Action Stations - 7. Military Airfields of Scotland, the North-east and Northern Ireland' Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  • Ashworth, C. (1990) 'Action Stations - 9. Military Airfields of Central South and South-east ' Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  • Quarrie, B. (1987) 'Action Stations - 10. Supplement and Index' Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  • Fairbairn, T. (1991) 'Action Stations Overseas: Britain's Military Airfields Abroad' Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  • Smith. D.J. (1989) 'Britain's Military Airfields' Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  • Sturtivant, R. (1993) 'The Swordfish Story' London, Cassell & Co
  • Sturtivant, R. & Burrows, M. (1995) ‘Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945’ Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)
  • Sturtivant, R., Burrows, M. & Lee, H., (2004) ‘Fleet Air Arm Fixed-wing Aircraft Since 1946’ Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)
  • Sturtivant, R & Balance, T., (1994) ‘Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm’ Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)
  • Warlow, B. (2000) ‘Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy’ Liskeard, Maritime Books
  • Willis. S., & Holliss. B., (1990) 'Britain's Military Airfields' Newport Pagnell, Enthusiasts Publications

 

 

Admiralty publications

  • CB 4368 (A) Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations (Home), (Text & Plates) August 1944
  • CB 4368 (B) Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations (Abroad), (Text & Plates) August 1945
  • BR. 1807 Admiralty Handbook of Royal Naval Air Stations Home and Abroad, March 1949 + Amendments
  • BR. 1807 Admiralty Handbook of Royal Naval Air Stations Home and Abroad, September 1955
  • The Navy List, Feb 1939 - Jul 1945 editions
  • Admiralty Fleet Orders 1939 - 1945

 

 

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