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Newchurch in World War II

Newchurch played a major role defending our nation both before and during WWII.

  • Learn why Newchurch was the site for secret testing of a precursor to radar. roundbutton-sm.jpg

  • Find out about one of the four airfields constructed for the invasion of France, and read about brave pilots who took off from Newchurch to take on one of Germany's most lethal weapons. roundbutton-sm.jpg

  • Listen to Audrey Hammon as she recalls her life as a schoolgirl in Newchurch during WWII. roundbutton-sm.jpg

  • Find out which squadrons served at Newchurch during the war. roundbutton-sm.jpg

  • Delve into the following pages of information to understand why the forces based in Newchurch helped to 'tip the balance' of power at a crucial period of the war and read some first-hand experiences of the locals and the servicemen stationed here. roundbutton-sm.jpg