Retford Review Volume 13: R.A.F. Retford (Ranby)


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Based on research by Adrian Peters, this tells the story of the Royal Flying Corps training ground at Ranby that subsequently became known as RAF Retford.  Situated near the army camp that is now occupied by HM Prison Ranby, this was a training ground for the first generation of aviators during World War 1.  This Review details not just the day-to-day activities of the training station, but also describes what happened to a number of the buildings after the station ceased operations. Also included are a few biographies of local men who served here.  92pp, large format

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Retford & District Historical & Archaeological Society