B-17 Memorial 21-9-19

On Saturday the 21st September 2019, three members of the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Trust attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial bench in West Horndon Park, followed by a church service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at St Francis Church in West Horndon, this was to remember the 76th Anniversary of this tragic accident that …

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Former Suttons Institute

On Sunday 24th June 2018, today three committee members of the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society had been given permission from the developers to have a look round the former Suttons Institute, which was also used as home to RAF Hornchurch personnel during the second world war, this site in 1948 was renamed and became St …

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3rd Coy 10th Bn (T.A.) the Parachute Regiment

These never before published pictures show members of the 3rd Coy 10th Bn (T.A.) the Parachute Regiment, these photos were taken at RAF Hornchurch Aerodrome sometime during the mid-1950’s. The men would jump from a static balloon tethered at 800 feet, the cage held five men plus one sergeant. Facebook