E-Mail me!~Updated 28th February 2007
The information and pictures contained in this website have been gathered over a large number of years.Regarding images,as far as I can ascertain all those on this site are in the public domain
and are not subject to any copyright restrictions but, if this is not the case with any image, please E-mail me and it will be removed .Many publications have been consulted in the process.I would
recommend reading any or all of the following if you have an interest in the subject -:
A History of Dorset and New Forest Airfields .Mike Phipp
A History of Hurn Airport.Mike Phipp.
Action Stations 5.Chris Ashworth
Action Stations 9.Chris Ashworth.Airspeed Aircraft since 1931.H A Taylor
Christchurch Airfield,40 years of flying.Allen White.
Hampshire Airfields in the second World War.Robin J Brooks.
History of Beaulieu Airfield.Robert Coles.
In Hampshire Skies.Colin Cruddas
The Holmsley Story.Leslie White.
Military Airfields.SteveWillis and Barry Hollis
New Forest Airfields.Ken Davies.
RAF Calshot 1913-1961.Chaz Bowyer.
RAF Ibsley 1941-1946.Sid Deedman
RAF Squadrons.Wing Cdr.C.G.Jefford MBE.
Saunders Roe and SARO Aircraft.Peter London
Seaplanes and Flying Boats of the Solent.ed: Adrian B Rance
Southampton/Eastliegh Airport.David Hatchard
Spithead Express.Christopher Balfour
Supermarine Aircraft since 1914.C F Andrews and L E B Morgan
Twelve Airfields.Alan Brown.The Vectis Connection.Peter Newberry.
Wings Over Dorset.Leslie Dawson(covers Hurn and Christchurch which are nowadays in Dorset)
For Your Tomorrow,by Errol Martyn...New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915
In addition much use has been made of material gleaned from various periodicals and enthusiast's publications including Flight,the Aeroplane,Air Pictorial,Air Britain Digest,The
Aeroplane Spotter,LAAS International and Flypast.Also many local newspapers including the Southampton and Bournemouth Evening Echo,Christchurch Times,New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times.Also
many RAF Flight Information Publications have yielded relevant information.
If you are interested in present day happenings at airports in Hampshire,Devon and Dorset,I recommend visiting the Yahoo Groups Website where you will find Groups for Bournemouth,Southampton,Exeter,Farnborough ,Popham etc.Most of these groups list current movements and happenings at the various airfields.
LINKS To Web Pages
about Hampshire and Dorset aviation.
The Airfield Information Exchange Forum and the public face of the Airfield Research Group which covers airfields in the UK and abroad.
ABCTAirfields of Britain Conservation Trust .
AtlantikWall Website about the German anti-invasion defences. defences.Has some info about Hampshire,Dorset and Wiltshire.Also some links to relevant sites
BAC-111 Jet:Site with history/news and photos of BAC-111
Blackbushe Airport. General info on Blackbushe today.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum..Lots of pictures of preserved jets.
Bournemouth International Airport . General Info
Compton Abbas - Abbas Air.Operators of Compton Abbas Airfield.News,events,etc
The Dorset Gliding Club based at Eyres Field
HMS Daedalus Website.Very detailed history of Lee-on-Solent.
Farnborough.FARNBOROUGH 2008 site
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust.Museum at Farnborough Airfield...Dead Link
Fleet Air Arm Archive. Lots of info on all aspects of the FAA - aicraft-Squadrons etc.
Fleetlands Flying Assoc. Info about Fleetlands and Lee-on-Solent.
Foster Wikner Historical site with photos..
Friends Of New Forest Airfields. Local Interest Group
Hambles Airfields ,by Tony Sedgewick.A general history of flying at Hamble
Aviation at Hamble.A more detailed look at Hamble airfields including the Air Service Training operations,by Derek Haseldon
Henstridge Airfield.Home website for the airfield- news,events, etc.
RAF Ibsley. RAF Ibsley Historical Group.
RAF Ibsley Airfield Heritage Trust. Historical site about Ibsley.
Lasham.Gliding at Lasham with the Lasham Gliding Society.
Lasham.ATC Lasham - the maintenance company at Lasham - some nice pictures.
Lasham.The Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society.SWWAPS is now defunct although the website still exists(Dec 2010)
Lionel Smith's Website .Website with material about the Sea Vixen (and many other interesting things).
Lymington ALG.1944.Memories of the 50th F.G.USAAF.
The Museum of Army Flying.Middle Wallop.
Poole Flying Boat Celebration.Society dedicated to preserving the memory of Flying boat operations at Poole from 1940 to 1948 .
Popham.Home page for Popham Airfield.
RAF Odiham.Official site.
RAF Odiham.Chinook website.
RAF Warmwell Preservation Group.Website devoted to the book "Reflections of RAF Warmwell" by Anthony Cooke.
Southampton Docks history.Includes section about Flying Boat operations.
Southampton.Solent Aviation Society,news of aviation in Hampshire and elsewhere.
Southampton.Hall of Aviation(Museum)"Solent Sky",emphasis on local aviation history.
THORNEY ISLAND:21st Air Defence Battery.Royal Artillery.
Wight Air Wrecks.Deals with crashes around the Isle of Wight
Winkton.Very detailed history of Winkton ALG.
~If you know of any websites which you feel should be included here ,please
LINKS to sites about disused or abandoned airfields etc.
Abandoned and Little known Airfields.Paul Freeman's website with details and pictures of hundreds of disused US airfields
World War II Airfields.Shaun Churchill's site with pictures relating to WW2 airfields as they are now - also some aircraft pictures etc.
Aerial Views of UK Airfields Dave Robinson's site with Aerial views of 1600+ UK Airfields and Airstrips .
LINKS to Aviation Directories & groups
Howard Curtis' Airnet.Site with hundreds of links to all kinds of aviation sites.
Elevon.Aviation on the Internet.Lots of links to interesting sites.
Thirty Thousand Feet.Aviation Directory~
LINKS to other Aviation sites
RAF Welford:History of RAF WELFORD in Berkshire
605 Squadron :Website with detailed history of the unit.
Credits- the following people have kindly sent information or images for use on my website(s).
Howard J Curtiss
Chris and Caroline Hayles.
Howard Haugh(New Zealand).
Gerald O'Brian (New Zealand).
Tony Mercer Jones
The Keyser Family
Southair Ltd.(New Zealand)
J D Nairn
David H Kirkman
Bob McGarry( NZ)
P D Dimmick(Solent Sky Museum).
John Austin-Williams.South African Airways Museum Society .
Jerry Bryant(South Africa).
John Rowley .
Laurence Bean (via Alex Carrie).
Helmut Terbeck .
RAF Lichfield Association.
Andrew Horrex/Bentwaters Aviation Society
Dave Holland (NZ)
Jim Chivers (via Dave Holland (NZ)
Carol Fielding (NZ)
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