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Westminster Hall - R101 Westminster Hall

Plaque: Westminster Hall - R101

Erection date: 27/11/2014


In this Hall on 10 October 1930 48 victims of the crash of His Majesty's airship R101 on 5 October 1930 lay in state by permissionof King George V.

Plaque unveiled by Angela Smith Baroness Smith of Basildon, together with members of the Airship Heritage Trust. Wikipedia has this plaque in St Stephen's Hall and other websites repeat the error.

Site: Westminster Hall (9 memorials)

SW1, St Margaret Street, Westminster Hall

These 9 plaques are laid into the floor of the hall, in a line down the middle, in this sequence, starting at the entrance end: R101; Hastings; Wentworth; More; Churchill; King Edward VII; Gladstone; King George VI & Queen Elizabeth; and King George V & Queen Mary.

Since capturing these 9 we've seen more on the stairs at the southern end of the hall. Need to visit again.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Westminster Hall - R101

Information Subjects commemorated

Crash of the R101 airship

In the 1920s the British government was hoping airships would provide a means...

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King George V

Reigned: 1910 - 1936.  Born third in line to the throne, after his father (wh...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Westminster Hall - R101

Information Also at this site

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Westminster Hall - Churchill

Winston Churchill lay in state here from the twenty seventh of January until ...

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Westminster Hall - Edward VII

Here rested, from May 17 until interment at Windsor May 20 1910, Edward VII, ...

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Westminster Hall - Gladstone

On this spot, awaiting sepulture in Westminster Abbey, rested, from May 26 to...

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Westminster Hall - Hastings

On this spot Warren Hastings stood his trial 1788 - 1795. He was acquitted o...

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Westminster Hall - King George VI & Queen Elizabeth

His Majesty King George the Sixth lay in state here from the eleventh of Febr...

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