ANNIVERSARY: Don’t forget Acklington

I feel very sad that the present staff of our local paper are unaware of the origins of the RAF in the Alnwick area.

For the commemoration service for 75 years of the Battle of Britain, they wrote only of Boulmer, which was an afterthought of RAF Acklington, where our local boys flew during the war, 1939 to 1945.

This airfield was bombed during the Battle of Britain, and, yes, we were a long way north, but they were still active.

Sadly, the Defence Ministry closed it in the 1970s and the site was moved to the Home Office, the hangers pulled down and Acklington Prison replaced it.

I find it very sad that just at this time the local squadron is forgotten.

Anne Wrangham,

Harehope Hill End,

Alnwick