Friday, September 18, 2009

Ballyhalbert airfield

Right behind my hoose was a WWII airfield. During my lifetime it was/is a caravan park, now being developed with a massive housing scheme. These pics are available at larger sizes on this website, showing the airfield and also showing just how narrow the Peninsula is.




I've got some original memorabilia from RAF Ballyhalbert - posters for Christmas pantomimes, formal balls in the Officers' mess, that kind of thing. Hamilton, Montgomery and Thomas Smith would have found aerial photography a big help in planning their Ards Peninsula estates 400 odd years ago!