The year 1945

World news in Review
RAF to Civvies

A little music from the time . . .

LAURA ~ Woody Herman & his Orchestra
Sentimental Journey. Doris Day With Les Brown
Till The End of Time Perry Como

 

Charley Bream remembers

Charley Bream remembers

Charley Bream was a civilian who worked at Watton from early 1940 to 1968. In this video he remembers some of that time

Video: Jim and Wiley remember

Video: Jim and Wiley remember

In May 1989, Jim Agerton and Wiley Noble both returned to Watton on a 3rd SAD reunion tour. They found time to sit and talk with Nell Horn in her back garden about themselves and their time at Watton. 28 minutes 15 seconds into this video Wiley tells the story of a goat purchased from Watton market – this is Ray Dorman from Weymouth, Massachusetts who served with 3rd SAD and the goat! – Thanks to Ray’s son Jim whose […]

Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1945

During the Second World War, one of the major weapons in the armoury of the Allied Powers was Radio Warfare (RW). Great Britain was at the forefront of research, development and operational use of Radio Warfare equipment and techniques. RW had been developed and honed until, by the end of the conflict, led by British expertise, the Allies were able to locate, monitor, measure, record, manipulate and jam enemy radar emissions and wireless transmissions. These procedures became known as Radio […]