Sidcot fought a war within a war

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Title

Sidcot fought a war within a war

Description

Air Mail newspaper. On the left a biography of Sidney Cotton highlighting pioneering work on air reconnaissance. Main article covers the war time career of Sidney Cotton and his air photographs of Germany obtained prewar as a civilian. Goes on to describe the formation of the Sidcot unit with a Spitfire for reconnaissance work which was then transferred to the navy and Cotton's subsequent fight to reverse this. Contains three photographs. 1- Sidney Cotton as a wing commander with Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Barrett. 2 - Sidney Cotton's Lockheed 12 a, 3 - a DH 14 a in which Sidney Cotton hoped to be the first man to fly from Britain to Australia.

Date

1957-11
1957-12

Language

Format

One newspaper page

Publisher

Royal Air Forces Association

Rights

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Identifier

PBanksP15020035

Citation

“Sidcot fought a war within a war,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22403.

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