Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1963

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A year of change By the 1st January, there were 23 Regular Airwomen on the Station working in various trades. Due to bad weather, less than half of January’s flying programme was completed. Exercise ‘Foible’ was a Station defence exercise held in February in which Station defences were pitted against the RAF Regiment as saboteurs. The defenders faired well in that prisoners were taken and only one ‘bomb’ out of several planted, would have caused damage. Handley Page Hastings ‘Iceni’ […]

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