Archive: Airfield’s D-Day link

Haddenham airfield, pictured in 1949

Haddenham airfield, pictured in 1949

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This aerial shot shows Haddenham airfield in 1949.

It was known as RAF Thame during the Second World War and was used as a special glider training school .

Motorbike racing at Haddenham airfield

Motorbike racing at Haddenham airfield

Pilots trained here took part in D-Day on the orders of Winston Churchill.

After the war it was used for motor cycle racing.