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Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

Review by Roger Hixon


I have just read the book, Fighter Pilot. It's the story of American pilot Robin Olds. A very enjoyable story of a very interesting man, who was involved in many aspects of aviation, from front line fighter/bomber pilot, to working in the Pentagon. He fought in WW2 and Vietnam, with distinction.

Anyone wanting to read this book, please contact me to borrow it.    

Roger Hixon

'The HS Buccaneer'

Wednesday 4th April


7.30 for 7.45pm start

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SHHAS Visit to RAF Welford

Wednesday 11th April 2018


Roger Hixon is planning a return visit to RAF Welford near Newbury. More details will be announced at the next meeting.

Royal Air Force Welford is an active Royal Air Force station in Berkshire. Opened in 1943, it was used during the Second World War by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces. During the war it was used primarily as a transport airfield. After the war it was closed in 1946 and placed in reserve status. As a result of the Cold War, the station was reopened in 1955 as a munitions depot by the United States Air Force

Today it is one of the largest ammunition compounds for the United States Air Force in Western Europe for heavy munitions.


Contents  [hide]

1 Current Units

2 Location

3 History

3.1 USAAF use

3.1.1 315th Troop Carrier Group

3.1.2 435th Troop Carrier Group

3.2 USAF use

4 See also

5 References

5.1 Citations

5.2 Bibliography

6 External links




a talk by John Myers


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You are invited to the


PALEMBANG and BEYOND by Mike Rousselon

*NEW DATE* Saturday 14th April 2018  

at the Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8DY

>> Please Click here for full details <<

RAF at 100

with Ewan and Colin McGregor

Sunday 25th March




To celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force, actor Ewan and former RAF pilot Colin McGregor, his brother, take to the skies in some of the world’s most iconic planes.


It is a story of amazing machines and epic battles but above all it is the story of the men and women whose courage and ingenuity have been at the heart of the RAF for 100 years.  


>> Other BBC Programmes celebrating RAF 100 <<