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    Quote Originally Posted by McMaster_de
    ... The No. 7 Squadron was the first one, which was equipped with Stirling bombers. Her station was at RAF Oakington in Cambridgeshire.

    History of the squadron: http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/h7.html

    History of Oakington: http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/s102.html
    Thanks for that very relevant information.

    BTW A Google on just Oakington produces:

    http://www.barbedwirebritain.org.uk/oakington.shtml

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    Modified East Anglia File
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    McMaster_de, never really thought about sorting into counties, so thankyou for doing that. What's the reason behind the "not Found" ones though ? Is it that you don't know whar county they are in or that you can't find any information on them ?
    Some of them are/were grass strips so there are only a few buildings there now.
    If there is any other info I can help with, I'll be more than happy to try & find it.

    I'm glad this has stired up some interest, as there are so many airfields around where I live and my place of work is on an ex-USAF / Polish A.F. base in Norfolk where they now produce sports cars. The airfield is used as a test track.
    There are some fairly well preserved buildings around too, including the control towers, which were quite unique to each base.

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    About the 'not found' ones, I get until now no info.

    I will update the file soon, because there are three more in Suffolk, which I found on a website.

    Can you explain, which districts are excactly belongs to East Anglia?

    I'm very interested in the WWII airwar. Many books (150) about this era and the WWII are in my room. I think it comes along with my job as an aircraft mechanical. You can also see it in my files in the database.
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    East Anglia is a region in the east of England that usually covers the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire. But some times areas of the adjoining counties get pulled in too such as Lincolnshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland/Huntingdonshire.

    While trying to find a map, I found these web pages

    http://www.rafweb.org/Stations/Index_East%20Anglia.htm

    http://www.geocities.com/timothyholden/B17_basemap.html

    Which may be of interest.

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    Ok, very nice. I take this source for my research.

    http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/air...airfields.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey boy
    East Anglia is a region in the east of England that usually covers the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire. But some times areas of the adjoining counties get pulled in too such as Lincolnshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland/Huntingdonshire.
    I don't know that Hertfordshire would normally be considered part of East Anglia. I lived for many years and went to school in Berkhamsted which is in Hertfordshire although true it is on the western edge nearly into Bucks.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Anglia FWIW <g>

    BTW Right next to that in the Google listing is:

    http://www.stable.demon.co.uk/ which may interest both of you.

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    Default Ross G.

    I am seeking information about the construction and ownership of East Anglia Airfields, especially Ridgewell. I am writing a book about the period from mid year 1944 until the conclusion of the War in Europe. My Uncle was stationed at Ridgewell during this period. I want to know how the British government acqwuired the land, how they and the US designed and built the fields and if snf how they were returned to the original owners. Also wwere they allowed to farm the adjacent land during the War. THANKS.... I have some pics of Ridgewell also.

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    Default Another US base.

    The Americans had a base at Kings Cliffe, west of Peterborough and close to Wittering.
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