The year 1939

British Pathe’s Review of the Year for 1939
Ministers With The RAF

 

A little music from the time . . .

Stairway to the Stars – Glenn Miller
Heaven Can Wait Glen Gray
Wishing Will Make It So – Vera Lynn

 

RAF Watton Annual Sports Programme for Wednesday, 28th June 1939

RAF Watton Annual Sports Programme for Wednesday, 28th June 1939

This is the programme for the (first) RAF Watton Annual Sports Day held on Wednesday 28th June 1939. It doesn’t appear to have been open to the public though some of the town’s businesses have advertised in it indicating the importance of the station to the town’s economy even in its earliest days. Adcocks for example, had several radios on hire to individuals on the station.                

21 Squadron Pilots 1939

21 Squadron Pilots 1939

Pilots of 21 Squadron pose in front of a Mk IV Blenheim The picture was taken at the eastern exit of Hangar 1 (it is only at this position that the houses in the background are visible). Note the white ‘coveralls’ which were the pre-war flying suit worn at public displays. The MkIV Blenheim would tend to date the picture at the outbreak of the war. Perhaps this was their first MkIV or perhaps this was intended to be a […]

21 and 82 – A poem by Tommy Mann

21 and 82  – A poem by Tommy Mann

  Stroll past the hangars on your own, You will never be alone. They will walk with you and share your views, You’ll be with all those famous crews Of 21 and 82. So bow your head in November When it’s time to remember Think of what they gave for you, The boys in Barathea Blue. Of 21 and 82.   An Instrument Maker with 21 Squadron, Tommy was so moved when he attended his first re-union, he wrote this […]