IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Merston airfield looking north, before the perimeter was upgraded, 3 March 1942. Photograph taken by No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, sortie number RAF/HLA/411. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
Military site : airfield
Built during 1939-41 as a grass airfield satellite to RAF Tangmere, Merston initially had no fixed runways, 17 hardstandings, 12 double pens and six blister hangars. Occupied by RAF fighter squadrons from May 1941 to August 1942, it had been allocated...