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    Default Raf Milfield, Northumberland

    I am a glider pilot at Borders (Milfield) Gliding Club, near Wooler, which was RAF Milfield during WWII.

    It was a specialist training base for pilots converting from Spitfires and Hurricanes to heavier and more powerful fighter bombers - Typhoons and Tempests. It also was the focus for tactical air fighting courses and for specialist low-level ground attack courses.

    There is an excellent website detailing all the history here:

    http://www.milfield.org.uk/

    We are trying to put together a photographic archive of the wartime years, but so far have found very few photos of aircraft or aircrew - apart from a sequence donated to us by a Martinet crew.

    If anyone has any photos of RAF Milfield I would be very grateful to hear of them.

    Many thanks

    borderglider (graham)

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    Hi Graham,

    Try contacting the RAF Air Histories Branch & RAF Museum Hendon.
    be specific rather than generic when asking, but you will find them to be a great help.

    Chris

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    Graham,
    Also try the Imperial War Museum website, in their collections database, type in Milfield and there's several nice photos.

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    Might be worth putting something in the local paper/village newsletter as well (oh and check their archives first). Is there a local museum as they sometimes have stuff in their archive too.
    Dee

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    No pics, but I have a logbook to one of the Flight Commanders there. Happy to do you some scans.

    Rgds

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    Last edited by jonny; 6th August 2010 at 07:34.
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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