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Wings Over Wick Index

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.