Aviation => Landing Grounds => Topic started by: Guest on February 25, 2009, 17:57:55

Title: Charcott Airfield and the German Spy ...
Post by: Guest on February 25, 2009, 17:57:55
Came across this odd story

"These photographs were taken by a visitor to the church in 1935, who sent the vicar copies. They are reputed to have been taken by a German spy who believed the church would make a good landmark for air raids against the airfield that then existed on the opposite site of the road, near Charcott, which was used as a 'standby' for Croydon Airport".

Seems a very polite German spy - mind you Von Stalhein was always very polite each time he tried to kill Biggles.

The pictures are here:
http://www.stlukes110.com/legend.html
Title: Re: Charcott Airfield and the German Spy ...
Post by: Riding With The Angels on February 26, 2009, 00:23:27
http://www.worldofcolin.co.uk/chaptertwo.html (http://www.worldofcolin.co.uk/chaptertwo.html)

As a 'temporary' airstrip I can't imagine it being of too much importance to the Germans. Especially as it only appears to have, other than in emergencies, been used by the army!

Dave