Cold War Conversations History Podcast

74 – A visit to RAF Burtonwood

August 03, 2019 Season 3 Episode 74
Cold War Conversations History Podcast
74 – A visit to RAF Burtonwood
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Cold War Conversations History Podcast
74 – A visit to RAF Burtonwood
Aug 03, 2019 Season 3 Episode 74
Ian Sanders & John Cotterill
Show Notes

I’m here today at the RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre, near Warrington in the UK. Based on what was once the largest and longest-running military airbase in Britain. The Heritage Centre was established to preserve and uphold the history of the men, women and activities that occurred here.

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Over 8,500 Americans were based at RAF Burtonwood during WW2 and over 70,000 service personnel served here during its 54-year history until closure in 1993. The heritage centre packs a lot of history in and make sure your listen to my visit to the cockpit of an actual C54 Skymaster as used in the Berlin Airlift – an unforgettable experience.

Back to today’s episode, we welcome John Coterill, the Heritage Centre Manager at RAF Burtonwood to our Cold War Conversation

 

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