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Old 9th Dec 2017, 12:23
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chevvron
 
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Originally Posted by Steve Bond View Post
Me too, I used to cycle to Bovingdon frequently from my home near High Wycombe, picking up my mate in Chesham on the way (small world).
Didn't you go to Booker? Until I joined the ATC aged 13 I wasn't aware that there was an airfield at High Wycombe (didn't know about the caves until a couple of years previously) even though my parents used to take us to Wycombe on shopping trips occasionally.
A couple of us, having failed to scrounge at Bovingdon, the other guy said 'come on let's try Booker' so we hitch hiked there in time to see the last flight of the day land. Bomber Command Communication Squadron were based there (BC HQ being at Naphill a short distance away) until it closed as an RAF station the following year ('63) flying Ansons and possibly Pembrokes.
Funny that the nearest HQ Station, Signals Command at Medmenham (just outside Marlow) didn't operate from Booker because the used a Valleta which was presumably too big.
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