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Bovingdon
Bovingdon

Bovingdon is a large village in the Chiltern Hills, in Hertfordshire, England, close to the town of Hemel Hempstead and within the local authority area of Dacorum. Although it has a number of entertaining hotspots including springfield costcutters, bovingdon market and the infamous bovingdon cricket club. bovingdon the bell This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... bovingdon the bell This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment that stretches in a south-west to north-east diagonal from Goring-On-Thames to Luton, but is most prominent in Buckinghamshire. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... This is an article about The Borough of Dacorum. ...


The name is first mentioned in deeds from 1200 as Bovyndon. It could originate from Old English Bufan dune meaning "above the down" or from Bofa's down , the down belonging to someone called Bofa. Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ...


Next to Bovingdon is the disused site of a former World War II, Eighth Air Force and post-war Royal Air Force airfield, RAF Bovingdon. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Eighth Air Force is a numbered air force (NAF) of the major command (MAJCOM) of Air Combat Command of the United States Air Force and it is headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... For other uses, see Airport (disambiguation). ... RAF Bovingdon - April 1946 RAF Bovingdon was a Royal Air Force station, located at Bovingdon, two miles south east of Berkhamsted and 7 miles west of Watford in Hertfordshire, UK. // Bovingdon was built in 1941/42 as a standard RAF bomber airfield. ...


The airfield was built in 1942. Between 1943 and 1946 it became a B-17 operational training base for units such as the 92nd Bomber Group, B-17 Flying Fortress Combat Crew Replacement Centre (CCRC), 11th CCRC, and 8th USAAF HQ Squadron. The RAF resumed control until 1951, then the USAF took over again until 1962 flying B-26 Marauders, B-29 Superfortresses, and B-50 Superfortresses. Flying ceased in 1969, though some flying scenes for the film Hanover Street were shot there in 1978. The field served as a defacto airport for nearby Hemel during most of the postwar period. Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is an American four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the US Army Air Corps (USAAC). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Martin B-26 Marauder See A-26 Invader for the plane known as the B-26 from 1948 to 1962. ... The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and other military organizations afterwards. ... The Boeing B-50 Superfortress was basically a post-World War II revision of the wartime B-29 Superfortress with new, more powerful 3,500-HP Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major radial engines, a taller vertical stabilizer, and numerous detail improvements. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Hanover Street is a 1979 movie directed by Peter Hyams, starring Harrison Ford and Lesley-Anne Down. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Several films were made here including The War Lover, 633 Squadron, Hanover Street, and Mosquito Squadron. The War Lover is a 1962 film based on the John Hersey book and stars Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner and Shirley Anne Field. ... 633 Squadron 633 Squadron is a World War II film directed by Walter Grauman and produced by Cecil F. Ford for United Artists in 1964 starring Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris and Harry Andrews. ...


The airfield site still houses a VOR navigational beacon, code BNN. The airspace above the airfield and nearby Chesham is known as the Bovingdon stack and is a holding area for aircraft approaching Heathrow Airport, 20 miles / 30 km to the south. At busy times on a clear day a dozen planes may be seen circling overhead. D-VOR (Doppler VOR) ground station, co-located with DME. VOR, short for VHF Omni-directional Radio Range, is a type of radio navigation system for aircraft. ... Chesham is a town in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, England. ... The Bovingdon stack is a section of airspace to the north west of London where inbound planes to London Heathrow Airport, which is 20 miles (30 km) to the south, are held. ... Look up aircraft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ...


Part of the airfield site has been used to build The Mount prison during the 1980s. The remainder of the airfield site is used for a regular Saturday market and there is also a permanent circuit for banger racing. The main runway and taxiways, which are still intact though in a poor state of repair, are also sometimes used for other events such as the occasional car rally. There is also large weekly market there every Saturday and Bank Holidays. The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... Banger racing or enduro racing is a dirt track racing type of motorsport event popularised in Europe and especially Great Britain, but also on short tracks of the United States, in which drivers of old vehicles race against one another around a race track and the race is won in... Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on normal roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ...


In 1971 the poisoner Graham Frederick Young committed two murders whilst working for a local photographic company, John Hadland Ltd. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Graham Frederick Young (September 7, 1947 – August 1, 1990) was a British serial killer who poisoned a total of three people to death (his stepmother, and then years later two work colleagues, Bob Egle and Fred Biggs) as well as administering smaller doses to scores of others. ...


There are two pubs in the village centre, The Bull and The Bell


The village name is sometimes confused with Bovington Camp in Dorset. Halfpenny Green Airfield in Shropshire was renamed from Bobbington, the name of the local village, during WWII after a B-17 tried to land there when the crew became lost. Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dɔ.sət], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Bobbington is a village and civil parish in the South Staffordshire district of Staffordshire, England, about five miles west of Wombourne. ...


External links

  • Bovingdon history group

Coordinates: 51°43′N, 0°32′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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