Hornchurch Aerodrome 3rd Sept 2016

Ingerbourne Valley Open Day

We were invited to attended the Friends of Ingerbourne Valley annual open day on the 3rd September 2016.

On display was our Neuiport Biplane to commemorate 100 years ago to the day when William Leefe Robinson shot down a German Airship. He still holds the record for the fastest Victoria Cross ever won as he was awarded it 48 hours later.

You can read more about it here at the BBC website.

At the event was also the opening of a memorial to all those brave pilots who flew from Hornchurch and Suttons Farm aerodromes during WW1 and WW2. We formed a guard of honour for the opening ceremony with Deputy Lt Col Mark Bryant cutting the ribbon.

All in all, a good day was had by all and once again we provided an interactive living history display which the public enjoyed. Lots of questions were asked and answered by the 10th Essex. We also learnt a lot about Hornchurch Aerodrome from the public who remember it during WW2.

You can read the local paper’s report here – Romford Recorder.

2016 – Hornchurch Aerodrome