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Why was the aerodrome built ? (What was happening in the world at that time?)

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Why was the aerodrome built ? (What was happening in the world at that time?) When the Germans invaded Poland on the 1st of September 1939, Europe was at war.So too was N.Ireland as it was part of the UK. The farming community got a new lease of life as a result. Farmers had to increase producitivity and the rural Ulster was well fit for the task. ...read more.

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The construction of the air field was in two phases. The first phase began on the 9th December 1941 and was completed 12 August 1942. There were more than five hundred buildings, many built with Tyrone brick, camouflaged and well guarded dumps capable of holding 72,000 gallons each of high octane fuel. Dispite objections from families, land was to be taken over for militry purposes and there was nothing anyone could do. ...read more.

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Land owners were to be paid fifty pounds per acre, a disturbing allowence and moving expences which was an excellect price for those days. Some families bought farms on other surrounding areas some further away. However, the previous close knit community were scattered. The airdrome construction began 9 December 1941 and took to 123 August 1944 to complete. The air field was used as a base tfor the Amerivan soldiers. The airdrome was important as the war was going to be won in the air. ...read more.

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