Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Essex: A Hidden Aviation History

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Author: Paul Bingley, Richard E. Flagg

Essex is not known for being the cradle of British aviation, but perhaps it should be. From the establishment of Britain’s earliest aerodrome to its dogged defence of London during two world wars, Essex can rightly stake its claim to a place in British aviation history. Yet it has largely flown under the radar.

Essex’s aviation heritage is commemorated by the UK’s largest known surviving group of Royal Flying Corps buildings; meanwhile, its future is led by the UK’s fourth busiest airport - a place once built by foreign hands. In between, its soil has been crossed by now-invisible runways and dotted with little-known memorials.

For more than a century, England’s eleventh largest county has played host to some of the country’s most ground-breaking aerial moments. Essex: A Hidden Aviation History uncovers the concealed landmarks that tell the remarkable story of one county’s special contribution to British aviation.

Book ISBN 9781445694818

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Mar 2020

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 100

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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