This book gives a complete coverage of all the RAF airfields in World War in Britain, including all the RAF Fighter, Bomber, Coastal and Transport Command airfields and bases of the period. Each airfield is described with a short history, first-person accounts and information on airfield buildings, illustrated with photographs and maps, making this book a complete and unique single-volume illustrated reference book covering all of the RAF's frontline airfields in the UK during World War 2. General chapters also cover airfield construction and organisation, orders of battle for each command at table points of the war and a significant part of the book is its tabular listings of RAF frontline airfields, including full details of location and user squadrons/units. Present-day usage of the airfields and the buildings is also covered. First-hand accounts by veterans of the four wartime Commands add a layer of compelling personal testimony to the book. The author originally published two books on RAF Fighter and Bomber airfields of World War 2 in the early 1990s, which are w out of print, but this book will contain significantly new text and illustrations as well as covering RAF Coastal and Transport Command for the first time.
Jonathan Falconer is a publisher and author specializing in the history of the RAF. He has written more than twenty books and has a particular interest in RAF Bomber Command in World War 2. He lives in Wiltshire.