Acknowledgements, Bibliography, Files and Links
This section of my website is for all of the information that does not
readily sit in the chronological order of the rest of the site. For the
historian and enthusiast I have listed below types and serials of just some
of the aircraft that were based at Haddenham Airfield.
I have also listed a number of the books I have used for background and reference details. Much more work has gone into these than this small history so all are worth having a look at.
On the subject of research, for anyone interested in history, the National Archives at Kew are definitely worth a visit. Each time I have been I have come away with a wealth of new material.
Most of the work in this website is my own research. Where it is not I have made a strong effort to point that out. If you believe that any of the material within this site is yours or know that it is somebody else's copyright please let me know via the e-mail address below. Any such material will be removed or amended.
It is without doubt that the Upward Bound
Trust gave me many opportunities I otherwise would never have been
able to get. I met many people and flew many different types of aircraft,
both powered and non-powered that I would never have got near if it wasn’t
for the Trust and its members.
If you would like to contact me about any of this history please feel free to e-mail me.
E-mail: chamberlainp 'at' tiscali.co.uk
Or you can write to me at: Peter Chamberlain, 32 Fyne Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 2YQ
Listed here are some of those that have helped in the production of this history.
D.F. ANCLIFFE, SYD BARNETT, RICHARD BODDINGTON, LES BOOT, KEN BOWLER, STEVE BOND, RICHARD BUTTERS, JACK CASLAW, JOE CHAMBERLAIN, THOMAS CHOLMONDELEY TAPPER, STEPHEN COTRELL, JOHN DAVIS, PETER DAVIS, J.B. DORRINGTON, GEORGE EWER, JUNE GUMMER, JOHN HARROWELL, KEN HARRUP, KEITH HAYWARD, PHIL HEATH, TIM HERVEY, MIKE HOLLAND, ROGER JACKSON, VERNON JENNINGS, HARRY JOHNSON, DICKIE KEY, GEORGE LEWIS, RONALD LUDGATER, YVONNE MACDONALD, BERNARD MARTIN, BOB MASON, MIKE MAUFE, DEREK PEARMUND, CHRIS PEREIRA, RICHARD POAD, ARTHUR PROCTER, ALAN ROSE, DAVE SCOTT, STEWART SLOAN, TERRY STILES, ROGER SYRATT, DAVID UNDERWOOD, PETER UNDERWOOD, ALAN WATKINS.
This history was started in 1991. Latest update August 2010.
IN THE BEGINNING
ARMS SMUGGLING ETC
LOGBOOK PAGES FROM THOSE WHO SERVED AT RAF THAME
(You will need Adobe Acrobat to view these files)
Glider Training School
Pop Furlong (large file)
Pop Furlong - Air Sea Rescue (not at Haddenham)
George Cliff - coming soon
Air Transport Auxiliary
AIRCRAFT TYPES BASED AT HADDENHAM
TYPE & REPRESENTATIVE REGISTRATIONS
Piper J-4A Cub Coupe G-AFXS
The Kirby Kites were not allocated military serials unless they were
transferred to the ATC. All of the gliders belonging to the Glider
Training Squadron had individual letter codes, but there is no tie up
with their BGA numbers. Some of the Kites were lettered: A, B, C, D, E, G,
H, J. The Slingsby Falcon III was lettered M.
See examples from Glider Training School and ATA pilots logbooks above.
If you have Google Earth, and especially if you live in the village of Haddenham, you may like to try this file - Haddenham Airfield.kmz
The file opens in your 'Temporary Places' folder and shows several layers on top of the present village of Haddenham. You can turn each layer on and off. Also try experimenting with the opacity slider to reveal what a location was like in years gone by.
This is a list of some of the known accidents to aircraft on the airfield during World War 2. As can be seen, training at Haddenham was never easy.
18.09.40 ? Oxford 3 FTS Landed with u/c
©Copyright Peter Chamberlain, 2010, 2011