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
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, Aviation, War Memorial WW2, Tragedy
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
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...
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
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Died: 23/4/1984, 37 years ago
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