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Re: Charcott Airfield and the German Spy ...
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 00:23:27 »

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!



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« Reply #1 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:


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