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Ground crew at Eye Airfield had lots of important roles including making sure the base and aircraft were repaired and maintained, refueling aircraft, keeping the runway clear of debris and trees cut just to name a few.


We have collected together some facts and information which we have included below that we're sure you'll find interesting and educational.

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  • A huge number of ground crew passed through Eye, so much so that it would be extremely difficult to list them all.

  • Each airfield cost an estimated £900,000 to build.

  • Many engineers lost their lives during the war. Nobody was safe.


  • Engineers

  • Fuelling

  • Maintenance work

  • Base utilities and telecommunications


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