The year 1939
A little music from the time . . .
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.
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 […]
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 […]