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    Default Re: Elstree airfield, 1930s

    Quote Originally Posted by PNK View Post
    I haven't got a map but these might help. They are from 1949 anf 1939 (Dates are approximate).
    Thanks so much! The big one certainly shows enough detail for me to work out roughly where we watched from. All good wishes.

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    Some of the hangars at Elstree






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    The hangars look to be in good shape thanks for posting these!

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    I work in the bottom hangar! Cabair have gone and a lot has changed but it is a busy airfield with Helicopter charter flights in and out most days!
    New Tower is under construction

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    Hi Chris, thanks for the update. Do you have any more information regarding the new tower? When was it started? Timescale? Do you have any photos of it?

    Thanks and welcome to AiX as well.

    Richard

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    Default A (brief) history of Elstree Aerodrome

    found - A (brief) history of Elstree Aerodrome

    History of Elstree Aerodrome.pdf


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    Default Re: A (brief) history of Elstree Aerodrome

    I grew up in Borehamwood, and was very used to the seemingly constant drone of the light aircraft as they turned above our house for approach to Elstree. Was facinated by the push-me-pull-me aircraft (prop at front and prop at back). I'm going back 40-ish years, but I'm sure somebody on here knows what they were.
    As boys we would trek across the fields to the airfield and stand at the fence at the Eastern end as they came over our heads to land. Being good boys we never trespassed. Just as well we didn't know there was a public right of way across the aerodrome, or you'd have never kept us off it. The things you find out later!
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    Default Re: A (brief) history of Elstree Aerodrome

    Hi All
    Just came upon this thread because of my dad's service record ! He Trained as Link training Instructor, at the Central Link Training School which was
    at Elstree, he then went on to Binbrook. He didn't say much but he did mention Wellingtons and test flying, that would answer the question about training.
    John
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    Default Link Training School Elstree

    Some documents came into my possession this week, they are notes from the Link Instructor's training course and I am thinking of donating them to Duxford. Does anyone have any info on the Link School at Elstree? Would there be a more appropriate place to donate the notes to?

    Thanks,

    Steve W

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    They will only get lost at Duxford and it will be unlikely that the public will ever see them.

    The Airfield Research Group Archives would be the best place.

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