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Created 31 May 2012

No aircraft in this image but it dates from 1920 and the station name 'Tonbridge' is clearly painted on its roof. This must be an early example of a navigation aid for aircraft.

Kentishman
Wednesday 31st of August 2016 07:10:46 AM
A wide range of all the latest British military aircraft for 1952 on display.

Kentishman
Tuesday 9th of August 2016 08:44:33 AM
Seaplane in flight, Warsash, 1928

JMB
Tuesday 9th of August 2016 08:17:55 AM
The Supermarine Southampton first flew on the 10th March 1925 and entered use with the RAF the following August (No. 480 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight, RAF Calshot). It had twin engines and triple fins.

Kentishman
Tuesday 9th of August 2016 08:17:55 AM
Supermarine Southampton rather than a Short Singapore as initially suggested.

Kentishman
Tuesday 9th of August 2016 07:49:56 AM
Good, clear view of the only one of three S. 26 seaplanes to survive WW2.

Kentishman
Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 01:24:05 PM
Hendon Pageant 1928

Kentishman
Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:12:43 AM
Hendon Pageant 1928, mock attack on a dummy oil refinery?

Kentishman
Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:10:23 AM
Hendon Pageant 1928

Kentishman
Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:04:30 AM
Hendon Pageant 1928

Kentishman
Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:00:39 AM
Good view of De Havilland DH9B

Kentishman
Friday 15th of July 2016 05:55:04 PM
Very clear view of a Vickers Vimy Commercial in flight.

Kentishman
Friday 15th of July 2016 05:29:23 PM
Clear, sharp photo' of a Prince in flight.

Kentishman
Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 01:54:12 PM
An unexpected view of a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Firefly over Tilbury Docks. Where did it come from and where was it going?

Kentishman
Tuesday 11th of August 2015 08:59:13 AM
I may well be wrong, but the nearest aircraft looks rather unusual and makes me think it might be a Cierva Autogyro as it appears to have fore to aft rotors rather than wings. The aircraft immediately behind looks like a DH Moth, given the slightly swept back wings. I would be very interested to know what the other aircraft are, especially the two twin engined, fully enclosed, biplanes?

Kentishman
Sunday 21st of June 2015 07:17:00 PM
Puss Moth G-AAZM in flight.

Kentishman
Sunday 21st of June 2015 07:06:36 PM
This aircraft, registered G-AFCI, was the first of three S.26 ‘G-Class’ flying-boats built by Short Brothers at Rochester and first flown on the 21st July 1939. She was named ‘Golden Hind’, the others being ‘Golden Fleece’ (G-AFCJ, broke up off Cape Finisterre, 20th June 1941) and ‘Golden Horn’ (G-AFCK, lost after an engine fire at Lisbon, 9th January 1943). Golden Hind was returned from military service to BOAC in December 1941 and was retired in 1947. She was scrapped due to hull damage sometime after running aground off Harty Ferry whilst on tow to a new anchorage. Source: Wikipedia, Short S.26.

Kentishman
Sunday 21st of June 2015 06:58:30 PM
Good afternoon everyone,

I've noticed a few items that may be of interest, although I don't have any wide or deep knowledge. One of my uncles, Oliver Mills, worked for Captain Percival as his engine fitter when Percival was building aircraft at Gravesend (London East), so I'm particularly interested in anything to do with Percival or the Kings Cup air races.

Kentishman
Sunday 21st of June 2015 06:18:37 PM
As the aircaft have the taller fin and given the date, I suggest these are B-50s

Graham Yaxley
Friday 9th of January 2015 09:57:45 PM
I agree. The presence of under-wing tanks also points to them being B50's.

clippedwings
Friday 9th of January 2015 09:57:45 PM
One of a number of RNAS seaplane and airship bases established around the British Isles in WWI for anti-U-boat patrols

Graham Yaxley
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 12:51:07 AM
Although this has been described as a boat yard, it was in fact an aircraft factory.

In 1912 Hamble River Engineering Co and Luke & Co joined forces to build the HL1 floatplane which was never completed. The companies two sheds were requisitioned by the Admiralty in December 1914. Fairey Aviation was offered the site for the erection and testing of its seaplanes and moved in late 1917. Fairey Aviation continued to use the site until 1945 when it was transferred to an associated boat building company,Fairey Marine, however, aircraft production and conversion continued on th site until at least 1955.

Graham Yaxley
Monday 15th of December 2014 04:37:13 PM
Although this has been described as a boat yard, it was in fact an aircraft factory.

In 1912 Hamble River Engineering Co and Luke & Co joined forces to build the HL1 floatplane which was never completed. The companies two sheds were requisitioned by the Admiralty in December 1914. Fairey Aviation was offered the site for the erection and testing of its seaplanes and moved in late 1917. Fairey Aviation continued to use the site until 1945 when it was transferred to an associated boat building company,Fairey Marine, however, aircraft production and conversion continued on th site until at least 1955.

Graham Yaxley
Monday 15th of December 2014 04:33:34 PM
These are Sopwith Snipes probably of the CFS who gave an aerobatic display at the 1924 RAF Pageant (per Flight) Does anyone have access to a high quality scan and if so are the serials visible as this would help confirm the unit.

snipe
Tuesday 21st of October 2014 05:51:23 PM
Another R101 shot now with location identified.

Chuzzle109
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 07:21:10 PM
Anson and Dakota parked on near-most dispersal.

Where's Canning Town?
Friday 13th of June 2014 07:18:35 PM
Type in Byfleet!

Where's Canning Town?
Friday 14th of March 2014 09:26:00 PM
No. 307 Polish Night Fighter Squadron's De Havilland Mosquitoes Mk XXX (1945–1946)

Where's Canning Town?
Thursday 13th of March 2014 12:44:21 AM
Ipswich municipal aerodrome identification circle

Where's Canning Town?
Wednesday 5th of March 2014 10:50:57 PM
The FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in Wembley Park on April 27, 1935. from English Heritage. Aerofilms Collection.

Where's Canning Town?
Thursday 13th of February 2014 10:18:18 PM
10 photographs on britainfromabove.org

Where's Canning Town?
Wednesday 12th of February 2014 08:45:14 PM
'Closed' runways (marked with 'X's) and hangar at Rougham, Suffolk. Top left-hand corner.

Where's Canning Town?
Wednesday 12th of February 2014 08:39:16 PM
former Whitehead Aircraft factory, Townshend Terrace, Richmond.

Scapa
Tuesday 28th of January 2014 07:51:20 PM
Thought I'd flag up these pictures looking across Kew Gardens towards Richmond Common as a follow up to the Hanworth Park images.



I'm researching Whitehead Aircraft having discovered fairly recently that a forebear worked at Whitehead's Richmond factory during WW1 and lived nearby on Manor Road.



I'd welcome any input from group members with any local knowledge about where Whitehead's various buildings were situated. I believe they had a riverside wharf somewhere and bought a Richmond butcher shop to provide better meals for their workers!

Scapa
Sunday 30th of December 2012 08:01:55 AM
where Amy Johnson took off from to fly to Australia.

BruceR
Monday 17th of December 2012 10:22:06 PM
Brave man

BruceR
Monday 17th of December 2012 10:11:02 PM
I love the fact that this was cutting edge once, and now it just looks cool.

BruceR
Monday 17th of December 2012 10:09:25 PM
Nice collection of aircaft.

BruceR
Sunday 16th of December 2012 08:51:57 PM
Looks like the Zeppelin caused a bit of a stir when it landed. I can't say I blame anyone for going to have a look, I'd have loved to have seen it.

BruceR
Friday 14th of December 2012 01:34:50 PM
Another Zeppelin, on the ground this time.

BruceR
Friday 14th of December 2012 01:31:10 PM
Doncaster Airport

BruceR
Friday 14th of December 2012 12:57:37 PM
Former Seaplane Base, Dundee
JMB
Friday 14th of December 2012 12:44:06 AM
G-EBMR Handley Page W10

G-ABUL DH.82A Tiger Moth

BruceR
Thursday 13th of December 2012 09:10:32 PM
G-EBMR Handley Page W10

BruceR
Thursday 13th of December 2012 09:08:38 PM
Sir Alan Cobham's Flying Circus



G-EBMR Handley Page W10

G-ABUL DH.82A Tiger Moth

G-ABJC DH.60G Gipsy Moth

G-AANE Desoutter I

G-EBYW Avro 504K



Sir Alan Cobham was one of the original pilots of Aerofilms

BruceR
Thursday 13th of December 2012 09:07:35 PM
Hi, Happy to amalgamate this Group with the Airfields Group which was formed during the testing of the site back in February/March. Sorry didn't get any contact details before the test site went down -hope you are all still around. PHD
Public Health Dude
Tuesday 20th of November 2012 10:23:56 PM
Fine with me - makes sense.

Biggles1951
Tuesday 20th of November 2012 10:23:56 PM
HM Naval Seaplane Training School Seaplane Sheds and environs, Lee-on-the-Solent, 1928

JMB
Saturday 25th of August 2012 03:40:29 PM
HM Naval Seaplane Training School Seaplane Sheds and environs, Lee-on-the-Solent, 1928

JMB
Saturday 25th of August 2012 03:39:58 PM
Graf Zeppelin over Eastbourne. Thought to be on 18 August 1931.

rsmith
Thursday 12th of July 2012 08:18:24 AM
Graf Zeppelin over Brighton. Thought to be on 18 August 1931

rsmith
Thursday 12th of July 2012 08:17:11 AM
Graf Zeppelin over London. Thought to be on 26 April 1930

rsmith
Thursday 12th of July 2012 08:14:33 AM
Graf Zeppelin over London. Thought to be on 26 April 1930

rsmith
Thursday 12th of July 2012 08:12:25 AM
Graf Zeppelin over London. Thought to be on 26 April 1930.

rsmith
Thursday 12th of July 2012 08:11:18 AM
Graf Zeppelin over London.Thought to be on 26 April 1930

rsmith
Thursday 12th of July 2012 08:10:12 AM
Some great coverage of Heston in these photos.

Whittocks
Tuesday 10th of July 2012 09:58:47 PM
Anyone good enough to ID the aircraft from the foreshortened view of the tail plane?

Whittocks
Sunday 1st of July 2012 01:18:28 PM
Looking at the Squareness of the tailplane and the double struts, it would appear to be the good old Avro 504

Rex Phare
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 08:01:24 AM
Thanks Rex!

Whittocks
Sunday 1st of July 2012 01:18:28 PM
Anyone care to try to identify things in EPW022048

BigglesH
Thursday 28th of June 2012 01:42:49 PM
Anyone care to try to identify things in EPW022048 ?
BigglesH
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 11:30:41 PM
Any ideas Which Squadron?

Rex Phare
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 06:00:06 PM
This is an Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III of 41 Squadron.The squadron was at Northolt from 1924.See 'Aircraft of the Royal Air Force 1918-57 by Owen Thetford.

chikkiherbert
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 06:00:06 PM
Think the parked aircraft are L to R: GLoster Gamecock I, Short Sprinbock II, and Handley Page Hyderabad.

Rex Phare
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 08:12:55 AM
Think J7131 was a Type 76 Mark III.

Whittocks
Wednesday 20th of June 2012 08:54:27 PM