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RAF Church Fenton
LEEDS EAST AIRPORT CHURCH FENTON (ICAO : EGCM), formerly known as RAF CHURCH FENTON, is an airport and former Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
station located 4.3 miles (6.9 km) south east of Tadcaster , North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
, England
England
and 6.3 miles (10.1 km) north west of Selby , North Yorkshire , near the village of Church Fenton . The airport had a licensing application from The UK Civil Aviation Authority rejected. Which means plans to allow regular scheduled passenger flights and charter flights to various European destinations have been scrapped
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Brewster F2a Buffalo
BREWSTER may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 People * 2 Places * 2.1 United States * 2.1.1 Islands in Boston Harbor * 3 Structures * 3.1 Schools * 4 Business * 5 Science * 6 Entertainment * 7 Other uses * 8 See also PEOPLE * Brewster (surname) * Brewster Kahle (born 1960), American computer technologist * Brewster H
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Hawker Hurricane
The HAWKER HURRICANE is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF). Although overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire
, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain , accounting for 60 percent of the RAF air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War . The Hurricane originated from discussions during the early 1930s between RAF officials and British aircraft designer Sir Sydney Camm on the topic of a proposed monoplane derivative of the Hawker Fury biplane
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No. 245 Squadron RAF
SQUADRON may refer to: * Squadron (army)
Squadron (army)
, a military unit of cavalry, tanks, or equivalent subdivided into troops or tank companies * Squadron (aviation) , a military unit that consists of three or four flights with a total of 12 to 24 aircraft, depending on the type of aircraft and the air force, naval or army air service *
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International Air Transport Association Airport Code
An IATA AIRPORT CODE, also known as an IATA LOCATION IDENTIFIER, IATA STATION CODE or simply a LOCATION IDENTIFIER, is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
(IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used. The assignment of these codes is governed by IATA Resolution 763, and it is administered by IATA headquarters in Montreal
Montreal
. The codes are published biannually in the IATA Airline Coding Directory. IATA also provides codes for railway stations and for airport handling entities. A list of airports sorted by IATA code is available
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Humberside
HUMBERSIDE /ˈhʌmbərsaɪd/ was a non-metropolitan and ceremonial county in Northern England
Northern England
from 1 April 1974 until 1 April 1996. It was composed of land from either side of the Humber Estuary
Humber Estuary
, created from portions of East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
, West Riding of Yorkshire
West Riding of Yorkshire
, and the district of Lindsey, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
. The county council's headquarters was County Hall at Beverley
Beverley
, inherited from the East Riding, and its largest settlement and only city was Kingston upon Hull . The county stretched from Wold Newton in its northern tip to a different Wold Newton at its most southern point
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Second World War
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations
League of Nations
* Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIED POWERS AXIS POWERS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS * Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
* Franklin D
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Bradford
BRADFORD /ˈbrædfərd/ ( listen ) is in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
, England, in the foothills of the Pennines
Pennines
8.6 miles (14 km) west of Leeds
Leeds
, and 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Wakefield
Wakefield
. Bradford
Bradford
became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897. Following local government reform in 1974, city status was bestowed upon the wider metropolitan borough . Bradford
Bradford
forms part of the West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
Urban Area conurbation which in 2001 had a population of 1.5 million and it is the fourth largest urban area in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
with the Bradford subdivision of the aforementioned urban area having a population of 528,155
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Sheffield
SHEFFIELD (/ˈʃɛfiːld/ ( listen )) is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
, England
England
. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
, its name derives from the River Sheaf , which runs through the city. With some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire
Derbyshire
, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield
Sheffield
is 575,400 (mid-2016 est.) and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group . Sheffield
Sheffield
is the third largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of Sheffield
Sheffield
is 1,569,000
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Night Fighter
A NIGHT FIGHTER (also known as ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER or ALL-WEATHER INTERCEPTOR for a period of time post- World War II
World War II
) is a fighter aircraft adapted for use at night or in other times of bad visibility. Night fighters began to be used in World War I
World War I
and included types that were specifically modified to operate at night. During World War II, night fighters were either purpose-built or day fighters modified to be effective night fighting combat aircraft, often employing radar or other systems for providing some sort of detection capability in low visibility. Many WW II night fighters also included instrument landing systems for landing at night as turning on the runway lights made runways into an easy target for opposing intruders
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De Havilland Mosquito
The DE HAVILLAND DH.98 MOSQUITO is a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew. It served during and after the Second World War . It was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era constructed almost entirely of wood and was nicknamed The Wooden Wonder. The Mosquito was also known affectionately as the "Mossie" to its crews. Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber , the Mosquito was adapted to roles including low to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber , high-altitude night bomber , pathfinder , day or night fighter , fighter-bomber , intruder , maritime strike aircraft , and fast photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It was also used by the British Overseas Airways Corporation
British Overseas Airways Corporation
(BOAC) as a fast transport to carry small high-value cargoes to, and from, neutral countries , through enemy-controlled airspace
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No. 73 Squadron RAF
NO. 73 SQUADRON, Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
was formed on 2 July 1917 during the First World War
First World War
. It was disbanded in 1969. CONTENTS* 1 World War I * 1.1 Combat operations * 1.2 Aircraft used * 2 World War II * 3 1950s * 4 References * 5 External links WORLD WAR IIt was initially a unit of the Royal Flying Corps
Royal Flying Corps
and was formed out of the Central Flying School , based at Upavon , Wiltshire
Wiltshire
. Eight days after, the new unit moved to RFC Lilbourne , near Rugby . The squadron, only for a matter of days led by Lieutenant C A Mercer, came under the command of Major H F A Gordon and started a phase of training at Lilbourne
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No. 124 Squadron RAF
NO. 124 (BARODA) SQUADRON RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed to be a light bomber unit in World War I and reformed as a fighter unit in World War II . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Formation and World War I * 1.2 World War II * 2 Aircraft operated * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYFORMATION AND WORLD WAR INO. 124 SQUADRON ROYAL FLYING CORPS was formed on 1 February 1918 at RFC Old Sarum and became a unit of the Royal Air Force . After a move to RAF Fowlmere 124 Sqn disbanded on 17 August 1918 having only operated as a training squadron. WORLD WAR IIAround the outbreak of World War II , from April to September 1939, 124 Sqn was allocated a squadron code but the squadron was not stood up. The squadron eventually reformed on 10 May 1941 as a fighter unit equipped with Spitfire Mk I , stationed at RAF Castletown , to provide air defence for Scapa Flow from 29 June. In October 1941 it converted to Spitfire Mk IIBs
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No. 87 Squadron RAF
NO. 87 SQUADRON RAF was an aircraft squadron of the Royal Air Force during the First World War and Second World War. CONTENTS * 1 World War I * 2 World War II * 3 The Cold War * 4 Aircraft * 5 Notes * 5.1 References * 5.2 Bibliography * 6 External links WORLD WAR I87 Squadron Royal Flying Corps
Royal Flying Corps
(RFC) was first formed on 1 September 1917 at Upavon from elements of the Central Flying School. On 17 December 1917, it moved to Hounslow Heath Aerodrome
Hounslow Heath Aerodrome
and was equipped with Sopwith Dolphins and S.E.5As , moving on to France in April 1918. After the armistice, the squadron moved back to England and was disbanded at RAF Ternhill on 24 June 1919
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No. 72 Squadron RAF
NO. 72 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE started its service life supporting the army during World War I on operations in Middle East and afterwards was quickly disbanded. In its second incarnation the squadron was a real fighter unit, transitioning from Gloster Gladiator biplanes to Gloster Javelin all-weather jets, in between flying the Supermarine Spitfire during the Battle of Britain . The jets went in 1961 and from then till 2002 the squadron flew helicopters in the transport role. NO. 72 (RESERVE) SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE is currently a training reserve squadron based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse using the Short Tucano T.1 , a modified version of the Brazilian Embraer EMB-312 Tucano training aircraft. The squadron nickname, "Basutoland", is derived from the fact that during both world wars, the Basutoland Protectorare, now Lesotho , donated aircraft to RAF, which were assigned to No. 72 Squadron
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No. 68 Squadron RAF
The name NO. 68 SQUADRON has been used for two quite different units, only one of which was strictly a unit of the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
. "No. 68 Squadron RFC" was for a time the official British military designation for No. 2 Squadron Australian Flying Corps
Australian Flying Corps
. CONTENTS * 1 World War I * 2 World War II
World War II
* 3 1950s * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links WORLD WAR I A DH.5 aeroplane of No. 2 Squadron, AFC (AKA "68 squadron RFC") No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Australian Flying Corps
was formed at Heliopolis , Egypt
Egypt
in 1916. For a while it was known to the British military as "No. 68 Squadron RFC" - according to some accounts in order to avoid confusion with No. 2 Squadron, RFC
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