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Adjutant General's Office, Yarnfield

An Adjutant is a military appointment given to an officer who assists the commanding officer with unit administration, mostly the management of human resources in an army unit. Duncan Hall, Beatty ...

Aerial photograph of Wheaton Aston Airfield

RAF Wheaton Aston was constructed at Little Onn from October 1940 as a relief landing ground for RAF Hixon but instead became a satellite airfield of RAF High Ercall, Shropshire. It was a training base ...

Aerial view of Duncan Hall, Yarnfield

A view looking north over Duncan Hall, with Yarnfield Lane running left to right at the top of the image. The site is now occupied by housing at Ashdale Park and DeHavilland Drive. Duncan Hall, Beatty ...

Aerial view of Hixon Airfield Industrial Estate

View from the west looking over Hixon Airfield Industrial Estate towards Hixon village. On the right edge of the image is New Road. One of the runways can be seen in the foreground. Hixon Airfield ...

Aerial View of Hixon and the Airfield Industrial Estate,

Aerial view of Hixon with the Second World War airfield in the top right corner. In the centre is St. Peter's Church, with the industrial estate to the left.

Aerial view of Perton Airfield

In this RAF aerial photograph the runways can clearly be seen. The hangers, control tower and airfield buildings are on the bottom left of this image. The Princess Irene Brigade training camp can be ...

Aerial view of Perton Airfield

An aerial view of Perton Airfield taken from an RAF plane during World War II. Looking west towards Wrottesley Park and beyond to Shropshire. In the foreground bottom right are houses in Tettenhall ...

Aerial view of RAF Hednesford

RAF Hednesford was built in 1938-1939 on land purchased from the Marquis of Anglesey as No.6 School of Technical Training for RAF and Fleet Air Arm mechanics to be instructed in air-frame and engine repair. ...

Aftermath of the Fauld explosion

On the morning of November 27, 1944, a huge explosion took place after the accidental ignition of 3,500 tons of explosives stored by the RAF in a disused gypsum mine. Upper Castle Hayes Farm was completely ...

Aftermath of the Fauld Explosion

On the morning of November 27, 1944, a huge explosion took place after the accidental ignition of 3,500 tons of explosives stored by the RAF in a disused gypsum mine. Upper Castle Hayes Farm was completely ...

Air Inspector and staff, Yarnfield

US Forces occupied Beatty Hall, Howard Hall and Duncan Hall in Yarnfield during World War II. An image from the 'Yarnfield Yank', a booklet published in 1945 to commemorate the presence of US Army ...

Air Training Corps Parade Inspection, R.A.F. Stafford,

Cadets from Stone Air Training Corps on parade at R.A.F. Stafford. The aim of the Air Training Corps was to prepare cadets for service in the Royal Airforce or the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. The ...

Air Training Corps Parade, Stone,

The aim of the Air Training Corps was to prepare cadets for service in the Royal Airforce or the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. This picture shows 1436 Squadron A.T.C., the first to be formed in ...

Air Training Corps Recruitment Display, Stone

The aim of the Air Training Corps was to prepare cadets for service in the Royal Airforce or the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. The Stone Air Defence Cadet Corps (later the A.T.C.) was founded in ...

Air Training Corps, Mayor's Civic Parade, Stone

The aim of the Air Training Corps was to prepare cadets for service in the Royal Airforce or the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. The Stone Air Defence Cadet Corps (later the A.T.C.) was founded in ...

Aircraft hanger, RAF Hednesford

The Hednesford site on Cannock Chase was a training establishment for Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm tradesmen, named No. 6 School of Technical Training. It did not have runways but a few ...

Aircrew and Fighter Plane, Hixon Airfield

Curtis Tomahawk 1686 Bomber training Flight, whose job was to simulate enemy fighters to train bomber crews to defend their aircraft. The flight was formed in July 1943 and disbanded in August 1944. The ...

Airfield building, RAF Perton

This tall shed is a survival from the days of RAF Perton during the Second World War. This building was probably originally intended to be a fabric store, a type of store used mainly for the hanging of ...