BATTLE OF BRITAIN: RAF MIDDLE WALLOP BASE FLAG. A linen RAF base flag, 770 x 1860 mm. The flag with the Union Jack at upper left canton, RAF roundel at right fly, on a blue ground.
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BATTLE OF BRITAIN: RAF MIDDLE WALLOP BASE FLAG.
A linen RAF base flag, 770 x 1860 mm. The flag with the Union Jack at upper left canton, RAF roundel at right fly, on a blue ground.
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

12 Jun 2018, 13:00 EDT

New York

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN: RAF MIDDLE WALLOP BASE FLAG.
A linen RAF base flag, 770 x 1860 mm. The flag with the Union Jack at upper left canton, RAF roundel at right fly, on a blue ground. The luff stencilled with 2 "A crown M" (Air Ministry) motifs, the date "1940," and 2 RAF wing motifs, with a short halyard. The flag stained, with a few holes.

A fine RAF base flag in use at Middle Wallop airbase in Northern Hampshire, England, during the Battle of Britain and afterwards from 1940-43. Middle Wallop was opened in 1940 as a training school for new pilots, and was originally intended for bomber use, but with the Battle of Britain developing, the 609th Squadron flying Spitfires, and 238th Squadron on Hurricanes Mk 1, moved into the airbase. In September 1940 the 604 squadron flying Bristol Beaufighters joined them, and played an important role in defending night attacks on Britain. In November 1943 Middle Wallop was passed over to the USAAF 9th Airforce, and became IX Airforce Fighter Command HQ. The airbase is still in use today as part of the School of Aviation, and proudly remembers its role in the Battle of Britain and throughout the War.
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