Most of the bomb damage was aimed at the larger cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

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The airlift to supply the German 6th Army at Stalingrad required 300 tons of food per day and rarely came even close to delivering this; the Berlin effort would require at least 4,000 tons a day, well over thirteen times as much.

The success of the Airlift was humiliating to the Soviets, who had repeatedly claimed it could never possibly work.

I cannot make any payment for any items, but I will credit your work. Burtonwood airfield was opened on 1 April 1940 as a servicing and storage centre for the modification of British aircraft. Altogether, there were three control towers on the base over the years.

Burtonwood Road, which takes you over the modern junction 8 on the M62 motorway, is the modern name - it was originally called Cow Lane.

By the end of the war 18,000 servicemen were stationed at Burtonwood.

Some of the serviceman were based at Canada Hall, an accommodation block on the site of the current University of Chester campus at Fearnhead, and at Bruche Hall, both in east Warrington.

Both British-made Tornados and Eurofighters have been involved in the Saudi bombing offensive as Riyadh has sought to prevent Iranian-backed Houthi rebels from capturing the strategically important port of Aden from government forces.

If you have memories of being stationed at any of these locations and/or have your own photographs you would like to share with readers, then please use the email link at the top and bottom of each page. The Fairey Aviation Company Limited, a British aircraft manufacturer, founded in 1915, with bases in Hayes in Greater London and Heaton Chapel and RAF Ringway in Greater Manchester, was appointed the parent company of the Burtonwood Repair Depot (BRD) in September 1940, and Mary Anne Site was developed for the BRD.

A recent report by the Commons Defence Select Committee criticised the RAF for conducting just 6 per cent of the Coalition’s air strikes against Isil, which Rory Stewart, the committee chairman, denounced as being “strikingly modest.” Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, the former head of the RAF who commanded RAF Strike Command during the First Gulf War, said he feared the RAF in its current state would struggle to provide 30 combat aircraft in an emergency.