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This page is set up for purchases to be made of various items as listed below.

We are happy to take adverts for anything that people wish to sell such as WWII war memorabilia particularly if it relates to Balloon Command.

If you have something to sell or buy please contact the Hon. Secretary pgarwood@globalnet.co.uk or telephone on 01600-860376

Item 1: The Last Balloon: This is an amateur video taken at Hullavington in 1995 by Mr Ken Kelly showing the closing ceremony of the station there. Running time is approx 45 minutes. Remember copies are made to order only and we need two weeks to turn these around. It shows a Barrage Balloon being inflated and flown in great detail. A sight many people will never have seen before.

Cost currently 6.00 inc P&P. (Cheque or Postal Order made payable to "BBRC")

Item 2: Hull's Own Air Force Station by Len Bacon: This is one of the most detailed works I have ever come across in recent times featuring the history of a local RAF Station and Hull Balloon Barrage No.17 Balloon Centre / RAF Sutton on Hull and No's 942, 943,944 and from 1942 No.942/3 Balloon Squadrons. It is a unique booklet and consists of 70 pages, maps, information with some 50 photographs covering the existence of the station from 1939 to 1961. The work of the Balloon Barrage and equipment has been dealt with in a separate chapter. This booklet has been written, designed and privately printed. Len aims to sell the booklet to raise finds to purchase a suitable plaque to mark the actual site of RAF Station Sutton on Hull. Personally I found it excellent to read and it would make a superb Xmas present. This clearly has taken a long time to research and write up. To order contact Len Bacon on:

Tel/Fax 014852-853276 or email him at : len@g6jfj.karoo.co.uk

You can write to him at: 100 Etherington Drive, Kingston Upon Hull, HU6 7JT

The booklet is priced at 6.00 inc P&P. (Cheques and postal orders made payable to L.C. Bacon)

What a great idea for Xmas!

The author with his book, Len in this picture is investigating an old balloon anchorage