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Tichfield Kite balloon ‘bedding down’

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.

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