The People

This page will guide you to stories and articles about some of the people who served at RAF Watton and Bodney.

 

Squadron Leader John Vincent Hadland DFC.

Squadron Leader John Vincent Hadland DFC.

By Hugh Hadland My father married my mother on 6th September 1939 in Oxford while he was learning to fly at Kidlington. As they came out of the church the first air raid siren of their war was sounding – a false alarm – but no one bothered about it. Ironically, she was half Danish, her father being a farmer who came to the UK from Jutland before the war. Olaf Frederik Hansen. I am named after W/Cdr Hugh Malcolm […]

Philip Leonard Felton

Philip Leonard Felton

Strictly Copyright June 2015 – To be reproduced only with the permission of Dorothy M. Felton. Philip Felton served with 21 and 82 Squadrons having joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve in 1938 aged 17. At the outbreak of War, he was sent to Hastings for training and began his career as an Observer in the Air Force At the end of the war Philip went to University in Southampton and studied Electrical Engineering and then joined the Southampton City Police […]