Categories Hampshire WW2 Tichfield Kite balloon ‘bedding down’ Post author By Dan Steele Post date November 10, 2021 No Comments on Tichfield Kite balloon ‘bedding down’ Kite Balloon being 'bedded down' at RAF Tichfield. Enhanced by Dan Steele ROYAL AIR FORCE BALLOON COMMAND, 1939-1945. (CH 13212) Leading Aircraftmen W E Rushton and R Carrick of No. 12 Balloon Centre based at Tichfield, Hampshire, ‘bed down’ a kite balloon following inspection, during one of the FABIUS invasion exercises conducted in the Southampton area. In the foreground is the portable winch operated by the two-man crews to raise and lower the balloon. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205210558 For more information about the balloons at RAF Titchfield.