SU0891 : RAF Blakehill Farm

taken 14 years ago, near to Purton Stoke, Wiltshire, Great Britain

RAF Blakehill Farm
RAF Blakehill Farm
Blakehill Farm, near Cricklade, was the base for two RAF squadrons and was one of the eight airfields from which planes flew directly to Normandy on the night of 5th June, 1944. The raid on Arnhem in September 1944 (the so-called 'bridge too far') was also be launched from this site.
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SU0891, 6 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 May, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 May, 2007
Category
RAF base   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 081 918 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.5300N 1:53.0458W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 080 918
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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