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WW2 aircraft crash

WW2 aircraft crash

The story of this crash is very well told at Their Last Night.   Here we give a brief summary. The plane was a a Mark 5 Halifax No DK 253 of 427 Squadron based at Leeming, Yorkshire.  It was one o...

Event, Aviation, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial

Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

As part of WW2 the Germans set out to gain supremacy over the RAF in the British skies. This, the Battle of Britain, was the first time that a major campaign took place in the air. The Luftwaffe at...

Event, Tragedy, Aviation, War Memorial WW2

5 memorials

Biggin Hill Royal Air Force Station

Biggin Hill Royal Air Force Station

The airfield was originally opened by the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. At first it was used for wireless experiments, but was then established as part of the London Air Defence Area, resp...

Place, Armed Forces, Aviation

2 memorials

First British airmail post office

First British airmail post office

At this time post offices were 10-a-penny (cheaper than the stamps they sold, ha ha) but airmail post offices were rare as hens' teeth, since airmail did not exist - the only way to send a letter b...

Group, Aviation

1 memorial

First British public airmail flight

First British public airmail flight

The balloon flight was organised to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII, and was piloted by M. Auguste Eugine Gaudron and Dr Francis Alexander Barton. It ascended from the Croydon Road Recr...

Event, Aviation, France

1 memorial

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