Stories In Detail

On this page you will be guided to stories that examine events relating to RAF Watton and Bodney in greater detail than elsewhere.


The Tale of a Photograph. Flt Sgt Reg Leavers, Sgt Ian Overheu and Sgt Joseph Phelps

Reg Leavers and his crew, Ian Overheu and Joseph Phelps, had a reputation for courage, tenacity and determination which was amply demonstrated in the citation marking the award of the…

Posted in 1941, 21 Squadron, memoriam, Stories In Detail | 3 Comments

Mast High Over Rotterdam by Lionel ‘Rusty’ Russell

In June of 2015, through a remarkable coincidence, I was contacted by by Lionel ‘Rusty’ Russell, a retired RAF pilot who has spent a large chunk of his life researching…

Posted in 1941, 21 Squadron, Stories In Detail | 5 Comments

The Washington

The Washington Times by Chris Howlett “Washington” was the RAF designation for the famous Boeing B29, one example of which, the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.…

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Heinkel HE111, Ovington

At 0755 on February 18th. 1941 a Heinkel HE111 H3 of 4/KG 53, The Condor Legion, Work No. 3349 attacked RAF Watton from the South side of the airfield travelling…

Posted in 1941, pictures, Stories In Detail | 4 Comments


3 thoughts on “In Detail”

  1. Please do not lose this. preserve it for the future. Seeing all the old building i used to know is wonderful.

  2. Hi,

    I am the Norfolk County Cricket Historian.

    ARTHUR MILLS (RAF Watton) was invited to trials on 13 June 1953. He had 5 Minor County Championship games.
    He also played for the RAf v Royal Navy in August 1950.

    I have been unable to find a quoted age nor service rank so my trail has gone cold in my attempt to find him.

    Can you help please?

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