Silloth Airfield opened in 1939 and trained thousands of servicemen during the Second World War.
So many accidents occurred over Solway Bay, it became known as 'Hudson Bay', after the Hudson planes that were notoriously difficult to fly.
Not far from the runway is a cemetery for those who lost their lives training for war.
Lawrence Marshall has vivid memories of living next to the airfield during the war:
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