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610 (County of Chester) Auxiliary Air Force Squadron 1936-1940

610 (County of Chester) Auxiliary Ai
AUTHOR David J Bailey
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 640
ILLUSTRATIONS B&W Photos
£45.00

610 (County of Chester) Squadron was formed in February 1936 as a bomber squadron. With personnel recruited from the local area for the expanding Auxiliary Air Force, these `weekend fliers' were moulded into a cohesive fighting unit at Hooton Park, Cheshire. However, as the Second World War loomed, 610 Squadron transferred to Fighter Command, ultimately operating the iconic Supermarine Spitfire. Flying from Gravesend, 610 Squadron suffered seven pilots killed and one wounded whilst desperately protecting the Dunkirk evacuation. The Squadron then played a key role in the Battle of Britain, claiming a heavy toll on the Luftwaffe whilst operating from Biggin Hill and Hawkinge. After further tragic losses, 610's veterans moved to Acklington, Northumberland, to train replacement pilots.

AUTHOR David J Bailey
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 640
ILLUSTRATIONS B&W Photos
PRODUCT CODE 57143AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£45.00