Airfield Firefighting in Eastern England

Airfield Firefighting in Eastern England

£19.99

Fire Appliances of Eastern England gives a fascinating insight into the history of airfield firefighting in the counties in the East of England. During the Second World War many new airfields were built, complementing those already in use. Since then many have closed whilst others, although still in existence, have changed roles.

PAGES
280
SIZE
280 x 210mm
AUTHOR
Eddie Baker

FORMAT
Paperback
PICTURES
Colour & Mono
ISBN
9781906600495

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Product Description

Fire Appliances of Eastern England gives a fascinating insight into the history of airfield firefighting in the counties in the East of England. During the Second World War many new airfields were built, complementing those already in use. Since then many have closed whilst others, although still in existence, have changed roles.

With over thirty airfields still housing aircraft, the six counties in the East of England (Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire) provided a broad base for this book.

Written by a former Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighter, the book is divided into three sections: Air Force Bases, Civil Airports and Other Airfields. Within these there are separate chapters for each airfield, both large and small, describing the histories of the airfields themselves and providing comprehensive fire and rescue fleet information as well as details of the current services and fleets.

Fire Appliances of Eastern England contains almost 500 photographs and illustrations, including a colour section, the majority of which are published for the first time here. An inventory as well as a comprehensive history, this book is sure to delight fire and rescue enthusiasts.