During World War II Royal Air Force Balderton was a wartime RAF station which hosted among others No.408 (Goose) Squadron RCAF, the USAAF's 437th and 439th Transport Carrier Groups, the Rolls-Royce jet engine trials unit and No.227 Squadron RAF.
After several years of detailed research, Colin Savill BA (Hons) has written a new history of RAF Balderton published by the Newark (Notts & Lincs) Air Museum, which is located on part of the former RAF Winthorpe airfield site, itself just 5 miles from the former site of RAF Balderton.
The book tells the story of the airfield from its beginnings to its demise as an RAF station.
Foreword by former Flight Engineer Maurice ‘Bill’ Bailey who served at Balderton with No.227 Squadron.
Softback, 298 pages