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Action Stations/Action Stations Revisited

The Action Stations series was the first accessible account of the history of each of the numerous airfields that were built in the UK before and during World War 2. Each volume covered a specific geographical region of the country. Arranged in alphabetical order, the location and various names allocated to each airfield over time were listed, together with a summary of its history, the main units based there and anecdotes relevant to the location. The books were illustrated by b+w photographs and airfield layout diagrams, although the latter were not provided for every airfield.

This series proved so popular that the entire series was re-issued in an updated form with additional pages added, and three 'spin-off' paperback titles were published.

Publisher: Patrick Stephens Ltd, UK Language: English
160-272 pages, Hardback, A5 size, b+w photos, line diagrams.

From 2000 a new publisher has undertaken to produce a new version of the series under the 'Actions Stations Revisited' banner. Completely rewritten from the original, each volume provides a complete history of Britain's airfields, both military and civilian, within the area. In these titles there is relatively less emphasis on the World War 2 period. Airfields are arranged in alphabetical order, with maps and map references, directions, plus an index. Many previously unpublished photographs are also included.

Publisher: Crecy Publishing, UK Language: English
384-450 pages, Hardback, 23.4 x 16.4 cm, b+w photos, line diagrams.


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'1. Wartime Military Airfields of East Anglia 1939-1945'
by Micheal J. F. Bowyer
[ISBN 1852603771, First published: Aug 1990 (2nd)]

248 pages. (1st edition: 232 pages, April 1979, ISBN 0850593352).

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'2. Military Airfields of Lincolnshire and the East Midlands'
by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny
[ISBN 1852604050, First published: July 1991 (2nd)]

256 pages. (1st edition: 240 pages, Apr 1981, ISBN 0850594847).

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'3. Military Airfields of Wales and the North-West'
by David J. Smith
[ISBN 1852603755, First published: July 1990 (2nd)]

232 pages. (1st edition: 215 pages, Aug 1981, ISBN 0850594855).

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'4. Military Airfields of Yorkshire'
by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny
[ISBN 1852603739, First published: Nov 1990 (2nd)]

248 pages. (1st edition: 220 pages, Mar 1982, ISBN 0850595320).

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5. Military Airfields of the South-West'
by Chris Ashworth
[ISBN 1852603747, First published: Aug 1990 (2nd)]

266 pages. (1st edition: 232 pages, Nov 1982, ISBN 085059510X).

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'6. Military Airfields of the Cotswolds and the Central Midlands'
by Micheal J. F. Bowyer
[ISBN 1852603720, First published: Sept 1990 (2nd)]

328 pages. (1st edition: 312 pages, Aug 1983, ISBN 0850595290).

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'7. Military Airfields of Scotland, the North-East and Northern Ireland'
by David J. Smith
[ISBN 1852603097, First published: Aug 1989 (2nd)]

248 pages. (1st edition: 232 pages, Nov 1983, ISBN 0850595630).

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'8. Military Airfields of Greater London'
by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny
[ISBN 185260431X, First published: Jan 1993 (2nd)]

272 pages. (1st edition: 232 pages, Apr 1984, ISBN 0850595851).

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'9. Military Airfields of the Central South and South-East'
by Chris Ashworth
[ISBN 1852603763, First published: July 1990 (2nd)]

328 pages. (1st edition: 253 pages, May 1985, ISBN 0850596084).

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'10. Supplement and Index'
by Bruce Quarrie
[ISBN 0850596823, First published: Mar 1987]

166 pages.

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'Action Stations Overseas: Britain's Military Airfields Abroad'
by Tony Fairbairn
[ISBN 1852603194, First published: Feb 1991]

192 pages.

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'Military Airfields of Cambridgeshire'
by Micheal J. F. Bowyer
[ISBN 0850598230, First published: Apr 1987]

160 pages, softback.

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'Military Airfields of Oxfordshire'
by Micheal J. F. Bowyer
[ISBN 0850598249, First published: June 1988]

160 pages, softback.

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'Action Stations Special: Aviation Enthusiasts Guide to London & The South-East'
by Peter G. Cooksley
[ISBN 0-85059-533-9, First published: 1982]

184 pages.

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Action Stations Revisited

'No.1 Eastern England'
by Micheal J. F. Bowyer
[ISBN 0947554793, First published: Oct 2000]

400 pages, covers East Anglia and Lincolnshire.

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'No.2 Central England and London'
by Micheal J. F. Bowyer
[ISBN 0947554947, First published: Sept 2003]

450 pages.

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'No.3 South East England'
by David Lee
[ISBN 0859791106, First published: NYP]

384 pages.

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'No.4 South West England'
by David Berryman
[ISBN 0859791211, First published: NYP]

384 pages.

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