13 Advanced Landing Ground November 1943

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Mike Selcon, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Mike Selcon

    Mike Selcon Member

    Hi

    Can anyone help me with the location in the UK of 13 ALG in November 1943. I haven't able to positively ID it's location but believe it was in Kent.

    Thank you in advance

    Mike
     
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  2. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Any chance it was 413?

    From Wiki: Staplehurst was known as USAAF Station AAF-413 for security reasons by the USAAF during the war, and by which it was referred to instead of location. It's USAAF Station Code was "SH".
     
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  3. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    There's a plaque up in Staplehurst, i'll take a detour when I next drive out. You'd never know where to find it as it's down several unmarked roads.
     
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  4. Mike Selcon

    Mike Selcon Member

    Hi both
    Thank you so much for the help. It is definitely written as 13 ALG and is likely to have been controlled by 83 Group RAF
    Bets regards

    Mike
     
  5. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    It seems there is lots of information, but scant detail. All ALG I can find reference for in Kent have a number starting with 4, this list below from a Kent council link does not give the numbers, but states:

    Those in Kent were at Great Chart, Egerton, Lashenden, High Halden, Kingsnorth, New Romney, Brenzett, Staplehurst, Lydd, Newchurch and Woodchurch.. Once the squadrons had left most of the land returned to farmland although one ALG, Lashenden (Headcorn) has remained a very important private flying field.

    Aviation in Kent
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjliYKZlLjyAhVU4zgGHW-MC5EQFnoECBgQAw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwebapps.kent.gov.uk%2FKCC.ExploringKentsPast.Web.Sites.Public%2FSingleResult.aspx%3Fuid%3DTke1054&usg=AOvVaw09HgaATucS9tMfSKKcWFe5
     
  6. LG13 was Sidi Haneish South in Egypt. This doesn't appear to tie in with 83 Group though, which wasn't formed until April 1943.
     

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