This series of books provides a fresh user-friendly look at the military airfields of the British Isles. The series is split geographically, each book including a number of counties on a regional basis. Entries cover every military airfield within the counties, from WW1 to the present day and comprise: brief history of the airfield, construction and use including decoy sites; comprehensive list of flying units with dates and aircraft types; list of HQ units based at the airfield; details of memorials; maps and plans of almost every airfield; location details; and selection of period photographs. Military aviation began in this region, and southwestern England remained important thereafter with training and Coastal Command bases during WWII; but its finest hour came with the launch of airborne operations on D Day, 1944. Post -war the area's importance dwindled, but for those marooned at sea, and for the transport squadrons of the RAF, the extant airfields of the region remain highly significant.
Ken Delve left the RAF after a twenty-year flying career to become Editor of Flypast magazine and subsequently Editor-in-Chief with Key Publishing with responsibility for eight aviation magazines. An established author, he also lectures on RAF history.