Wings Over Wick
1939 - 1945
Airfield And Aircraft Defence
Kenneth Williams, Newbridge, Newport
I was at Wick airport in 1942 and 1943 for 18 months. I was
in the 2749 squadron of the RAF Regiment, our job was to defend the
airport which we did by guarding all entrances to the airport, day and
night. Also some of us had to patrol around the aircraft which was
Coastal Command, then others had to ride bikes and check with the light
house to see if all was well.
We also had to keep the runways open when it snowed
or was freezing. We could see the barrage balloons over Scapa Flow from
the airport. I was 19 years old when I came to Wick.