'First Things First", The Early Days: RFC Suttons Farm' - Richard Smith
09 Oct

This talk, at the Hornchurch venue, is a truly local story. 

This talk will cover the origins and history of RFC Suttons Farm in Hornchurch.  It was from here that William Leefe Robinson shot down a Zeppelin in September 1916, the first downed by air combat over the UK. Suttons farm was a key part of home defence in the First World War and continued this role as RAF Hornchurch in World War Two, in particular the Battle of Britain. This talk by Richard will be presented by Essex Branch member Jonathan Steer, but Richard will be attending to answer questions arising.

Meet at the Poppy Lounge, Royal British Legion, Hornchurch, from 7:30 for an 8pm start. Entrance donation is £3.50 and, as ever, those who are not members of the WFA are very welcome to attend. There is parking nearby in a pay & display car park (24 hours), and we have access to the bar. 

Please Note: The map on this Website shows the Hatfield Peverel location, not Hornchurch.

Poppy Lounge, Royal British Legion, 205 High Street, Hornchurch, RM11 3XT
07912 791708
09 Oct 2024 19:45