This rural area’s peaceful agricultural existence ended in 1944 when RAF Brawdy came into operation, rather late in the war. The airfield runways and associated buildings have since become a major feature of the community.

Aerial view of the entrance road to RAF Brawdy, 1946, showing the hutted blocks

Further reading:

The Military Airfields of Wales and West Midlands by Ken Delve;

Airfields and Landing Grounds of Wales (West) by Ivor Jones;

Brawdy, Stronghold in the West by Alan Phillips.