Note: This map only gives the position of Warfield Park within the UK. If anybody can kindly offer advice, this will be most welcome.
WARFIELD: WW2 aerodrome or a decoy site?
Location: Roughly 2nm NNE of Bracknell
NOTES: I can find no record of any military airfield being established here and in fact to date only heresay that a decoy airfield was built here. However, seeing as the subject has been raised it is well worth mentioning the construction and operation of many decoy airfield sites in WW2.
There are some stories of aircraft landing on decoy airfields. Some deliberately such as communications aircraft for a variety of reasons - and also forced-landings being made.
I have not however read a personal account of what it was like manning a decoy airfield. Many it appears had anti-aircraft guns and searchlights, fires lit, and indeed I have read of vehicles being driven up and down a 'runway' to simulate an aircraft taxying. You certainly must have been pretty brave to undertake such duties - deliberately inviting bombers to attack.
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