Archive: Airfield’s D-Day link

Haddenham airfield, pictured in 1949
Haddenham airfield, pictured in 1949

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.