Brawdy: Stronghold in the West

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Completed in 1944 as a satellite airfield to nearby St. David s, Brawdy soon supplanted its parent for meteorological reasons. Used initially by RAF Coastal Command, it passed to the Royal Navy in 1946, becoming HMS Goldcrest. The base was used by the Navy up to 1974, when the RAF resumed control once again. Used as an advanced training facility, Hunters and later Hawks were based there, as was a secret U.S. Navy Oceanographic Research unit. Since1996, Brawdy has been used by the Army. For many, Brawdy was also synonymous ...

Brawdy: Stronghold in the West 2009, History Press

ISBN-13: 9780752449234

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