Airfield Review is the charity’s quarterly periodical, providing a quality outlet for members’ research. Contributors include a number of published aviation-related authors as well as enthusiastic ARGL members; all can contribute.
The breadth of research published is immense, with major series having covered Flying Boat bases, Fleet Air Arm stations, Cold War fighter stations, World War Two Operational Training Unit organisations, Fuel Logistics, Heathrow hangars and Thor missile bases. Single articles cover individual airfield histories, aspects of airfield architecture, supporting railway systems, control caravans to name but a very few!viation-related authors as well as enthusiastic ARGL members; all can contribute.
Each issue contains a minimum of 48 A4 pages, in black and white on quality paper but with a colour cover. Typical contents include:
• Three or four feature articles
• Round Up, which provides news and updates on airfields, active or otherwise.
• Memorials News, recording the unveiling of recent aviation memorials
• Book Reviews
• Charity notices, details of group visits, roadshow details etc
To give a flavour of the feature articles, recent examples have included:
• World War One Handley Page Storage Sheds
• Wartime Fuel Reserve and Distribution Depots
• Venlo airfield in the Netherlands
• Twinwood Farm airfield
• Wartime Airfields and Railways – an Industrial Archaeology
• Air raid on Detling airfield: 13 August 1940
• Watch Office photograph collection
• Queen Gull Target Boats in RAF Service
• RAF Panshanger: History and Context
• Polegate Naval Air Station
• Simulated Bombing using Infra-red Targets
Nothing if not varied!
Back issues of all magazines are available to order; many as paper copies, whilst the oldest are only available as pdf files. See the Shop page for details of ordering.