I’ve had some amazing support from people in the wartime airfield community, local historians, archaeologists, and authors. Here’s a selection of links to some of those who have helped, or just links I believe you might find of interest.
People who have helped with my research
John Leete, author of the New Forest at War
Gareth Owen, archaeologist at the New Forest National Park Authority
Richard Flagg, documenter of UK airfields
Organisations and friends
East Boldre Community Website
Contain a wealth of information about the flying school and First World War airfield; the forerunner to the RAF Beaulieu Airfield across the road in WW2.
The Beaulieu Model Flying Committee (BMFC)
The BMFC is the licensed authority authorised by the FC to govern model flying in the New Forest. Flying takes place at the (decomissioned) WW2 airfield on Beaulieu Heath.
Free Czechoslovak Air Force
Home to memories, research, and content regarding the Czech RAF 311 Squadron who flew from Beaulieu.
Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA)
A group of aviation enthusiasts, service veterans, historians and authors with an interest in establishing a memorial to the personnel who served in the New Forest
Other airfield & history websites
RAF Ibsley, the Historical Group
The Hell Hawks
The official site of the 365th Fighter Group who flew from Beaulieu.
323rd Bomb Group
By our friend Roy Bozych whose father flew from Beaulieu with the USAAF.
Explore other fascinating airfield and aviation websites.