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The first air-ship to be destroyed over England was shot down by Leefe Robinson flying from RFC Suttons Farm, but the glory days of the station were as RAF Hornchurch, when it bore the brunt of the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Later it combated the flying bomb menace and, later still, became the training ground for aircrew personnel. Many famous names in aviation flew from Hornchurch and its sister stations of Rochford and Fairlop and their triumphs and tragedies are here recorded. Book.