RAF Hornchurch

Spitfire Scamble 14-7-18

We pitched our gazebo on Friday evening in readiness for us to set up the artefacts for the display on Saturday morning. We were exhibiting for the second year in a row at The Spitfire Scramble 24-hour endurance race, held in and around the Hornchurch Country Park, formerly the Hornchurch aerodrome. Our fascinating display of …

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Headcorn Aerodrome

Just outside the picturesque Kent village of Headcorn stands a historic aerodrome. Here are a few of the photographs that we took when some of our society’s members made the journey down to Headcorn for the ‘Battle of Britain’ Air Show over the weekend of the 30th June-1st July. We had the pleasure of witnessing …

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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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Pilot Officer Penketh

PILOT OFFICER PENKETH HORNCHURCH 603 AND 266 SQN CRASHED SPITFIRE Members of the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society went to the Pathfinder museum at RAF Wyton near St. Ives in Cambridgeshire, on Sunday 13th May to collect various pieces of Spitfire X4593, which have been kindly donated to our society by the museum. The museum is …

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