IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Aerial photograph of Christchurch airfield, looking south, the pre-war airfield is in the centre of the image, 12 December 1946. Photograph taken by No. 82 Squadron, sortie number RAF/CPE/UK/1893. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
Military site : airfield
The original Christchurch Airport operated from 1935-39, and the airfield was used by the RAF from 1939 to 1941. It was the site of the Airspeed Aircraft factiry from 1940 to 51. Christchurch was developed for USAAF use in 1943, and the Ninth Air Force...