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The airfield at Usworth was created in 1916 to defend the coast of the north east. It was deactivated in 1919 but re-opened and extended before World War Two. It remained as a Royal Air Force base throught the war and up to 1962, when Sunderland Borough Council bought it. This the story of its miltary years. It is available as a two part history, with an option to read a single pdf version.
The History Society would to hear from anyone who can add to the story of these years with photographs and stories