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Essex: A Hidden Aviation History
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Essex: A Hidden Aviation History (Paperback)

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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.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyTransportAircraft: general interest Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/03/2020 ISBN-13: 9781445694818  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paul Bingley has worked in the aviation industry for over thirty years and is responsible for leasing the world's heaviest aircraft, the AN-225. He has written a number of features for national and international publications and is also the chairman of a museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of a US Army Air Forces' heavy bomber base at Ridgewell in Essex. Richard E. Flagg has held a lifelong interest in aviation and has worked in the civil and military environment. Richard has been involved in numerous reports and survey work for heritage organisations, contractors and government bodies. In his spare time he is a keen supporter of the Airfield Research Group charity and runs his own website 'UK Airfields'.

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