Old parts of Lasham Airfield's historic World War II site (Picture: SWNS/Jordan Bridge).

Old parts of Lasham Airfield's historic World War II site (Picture: SWNS/Jordan Bridge).

The longest British heatwave since 1976 has revealed the outline of a Second World War airfield once part of Lasham Airfield.

The Hampshire airfield was previously known as RAF Lasham which opened in 1942 as a Forward fighter airfield.

The De Havilland Mosquito took off from the airfield during the war, and took part in the heroic air raids of April 1944 when 613 Squadron bombed the Central Records Registry of the Gestapo in the Hague, Netherlands.

Nowadays the airfield is used as a gliding centre. 

The history of Lasham Airfield has come out during the heatwave (Picture: SWNS/Jordan Bridge).
The history of Lasham Airfield has come out during the heatwave (Picture: SWNS/Jordan Bridge).

Due to the recent scorching weather in Britain, photos have revealed the airfield's Second World War heritage. 

Photographer Jordan Bridge was able to get up above Lasham Airfield to capture a photo showing the outline of the site when it was much bigger during the War.

Mr Bridge said: "My photos are unique as they were captured from the air by a glider, and unlike other crop marks these are in huge detail as they are from recent history.

"I am no archaeologist or land expert though, just a professional glider pilot!"

Across the UK, the parched land has also revealed other historical secrets. 

(Picture: Lancashire Council/SWNS).
Picture: Lancashire Council/SWNS.

In Lancashire, the outline of a garden installed in the 1850s, which was removed after the Second World War, has become clearly visible.

Meanwhile in Norfolk, a photo of Caistor Roman Town - founded in 60 AD as the Roman predecessor of Norwich - was captured.

It was in fact first discovered by an RAF aircraft in July 1928 and is only visible in extremely hot or dry periods. 

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