Suffolk At War, Lecture Three- Air Forces and Their Bases in Suffolk
The pattern of rapid development of airpower during the twentieth century can be observed clearly in Suffolk. From the first air stations established in the county during the First World War, through the vast array of air bases in use during the Second World War to the technological paraphernalia of air defense and attack maintained during the Cold War, Suffolk was at the forefront of air warfare from 1914 to 1993. This lecture will examine the development of air power in Suffolk and how changes in strategy, doctrine and technology influenced the size, spread and function of air bases in the county and the consequent impact on the landscape and the local communities.
Please note that this event will be live streamed and recorded. Live stream ticket holders will have the opportunity to ask questions in advance.
Event images generously provided by the Friends of Suffolk Archives