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Aerodrome not Airport!

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Strictly speaking this blog will not be about Croydon Airport for the next 10 months or so. We’ll be sharing research from our Heritage Lottery Funded project Fighting for Air about the origins of the airport in the aerodromes – Waddon and Wallington or Beddington – in Sutton and Croydon and the impact of the war locally.

In order to start this blog off on that theme, I thought we’d share some photographs of

Wellington or Beddington Aerodrome 1918

Wallington, also known as Beddington, aerodrome that Historic Croydon Airport Trust have copies. These belonged to a Royal Flying Corp (then Royal Air Force) officer Herbert Montgomery Martin. These photographs were scanned in by Cross and Cockade from a descendant of Martin some years ago.

This is just a short post to wet your appetite for the research and information to come from our project. . .

Waddon Camp
Bristol M1C crash landed in field at Beddington gasworks



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