Author Topic: What happened in Rustington and Littlehampton during WW2?  (Read 21526 times)

Offline johnlancelotcrozier

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 26
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from
    • View Profile
Re: What happened in Rustington and Littlehampton during WW2?
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 11 October 18 15:11 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone

Read posts with interest.

Have lived in Pigeonhouse Lane, Rustington for 24 years.  Was originally from London.  Understand that during WW1 an Aerodrome was built when USA joined the war in 1917.  It stretched from Ash Lane to the West to Pigeonhouse Lane in the East.  It wasn't totally finished when war finished in 1918 and various buildings, such as the hangars, were dismantled, moved to nearby places and used for other things.

During WW2 the Canadians were posted here.  Pigeonhouse House Lane is made of reinforced concrete - I understand to be able to cope with very heavy vehicles.  I have also been told that a runway was built directly to the West of Pigeonhouse Lane but unsure about this.

Just wondered if anyone had any info to add?


RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.