RAF Balderton book published

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Station of Nations - The History of RAF Balderton

By Howard Heeley

During World War Two Royal Air Force Balderton was a wartime RAF station which hosted among others No.408 (Goose) Squadron RCAF, the USAAF 437th and 439th Transport Carrier Groups, the Rolls-Royce jet engine trials unit and No.227 Squadron RAF. A new book is now available about the station in Nottinghamshire, which was located close to the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire county border.

After several years of detailed research, Colin Savill BA (Hons) has written a new history of RAF Balderton. The book has just been published by the Newark (Notts & Lincs) Air Museum, which is located on part of the former RAF Winthorpe airfield site, itself just 5 miles from the former site of RAF Balderton.

The book is entitled Station of Nations – The History of RAF Balderton and it is the story of the airfield from its beginnings to its demise as an RAF station.

The book (ISBN 978-1-9996353-0-5) is in a softback format; 298 pages (paper weight: 130gsm); and includes over 200 images - black & white and colour photographs, maps, document copies and illustrations and includes a Foreword by former Flight Engineer Maurice ‘Bill’ Bailey who served at Balderton with No.227 Squadron.

Copies of the book are now available to purchase from the Museum Shop and they cost £17.00 each. Anyone wishing to purchase a copy can visit the museum between 10am and 4pm daily and you do not need to pay a museum admission fee if you just wish to shop. Copies are also available by mail order - please check for rates; telephone 01636 707170

Notes about the Author:

Colin Savill was born in Newark, Notts and educated at the Magnus Grammar School. Following RAF service he worked in engineering for many years before becoming a mature student at, then, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln graduating in 2010 with a BA (Hons).

He joined Newark Air Museum in 2009 as a volunteer and became a trustee of the Museum in 2012. He is widowed with two daughters and several grandchildren; and lives in Tuxford.

This page was added by Howard Heeley on 11/04/2018.

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