A History of Aviation in Gower (Part 1)
This not-for-profit video, written by local aviation enthusiast Roger Winser, documents the first 50 years of the history of aviation in Gower, covering:
The first powered flight in Gower; the introduction of flying displays to the region; the construction of what was then RAF Fairwood Common (now Swansea Airport) and its role during the Second World War; information concerning the numerous squadrons based at the aerodrome; interviews with former service personnel from a range of nationalities who served at the aerodrome during the conflict; and the post-war transition of RAF Fairwood Common to a civilian aerodrome.
Roger Winser and Freeway-Productions would like to thank:
Nigel Arthur, ‘Swansea at War’; Steven H Jones ‘Fallen Flyers’; South Wales Evening Post; West Glamorgan Archives; Alun John Richards; John Kenwood; Idris Edwards; Les King; Eric Davies; Ieuan Layton-Mattews GAvA; Brian Johnstone; John Hayman and Eric Williams
For their invaluable contributions to this project.