Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire
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Historic maps of Blackbushe Airport and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Wartime Boyhood

Living just off Park St, Camberley, our house was on the landing approach flight path. With my dad's binoculars from the First World War I watched the Boston III's and Mitchells coming back from daylight raids with holes and bits missing, flying low right over our house on long approach. I spent my days and nights ...Read full memory

South East Englands Best Airport Site!

As a small boy in the 1950s I would be taken to see the aircraft at Blackbushe, then London's second airport. Blackbushe was London Heathrow's main fog diversion as it always has been one of the most fog free airports in the UK. So what was to be seen in the 50s? It was the home of the US ...Read full memory

Living With Planes

In about 1961 my father became the manager of Blackbushe Airport. As a result my mother, brother (16) and I (9) moved from our comfortable town house in Cheltenham to a large mobile home attached to, what was then, the middle of the long terminal building. We weathered high winds, blizzards, beating heat, ...Read full memory