Posts made in November, 2012

N.S.11 over Crewe

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N.S.11 over Crewe

Photographs, whatever their quality, can often shine a light on new aspects of a story and give substance to a rumour. Did Warneford fly N.S.11 over Crewe to keep a promise to his old workmates? Here's proof he did.

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N.S.10 being ripped

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N.S.10 being ripped

N.S.10 being ripped at Longside on 21 September 1918. Together with N.S.9 and two Coastal Class airships, N.S.10 was recalled because of a rising gale. Wind gusts of 50 mph made landing impossible so all four were ripped at 100ft on the leeward side of the sheds. N.S.10 was never reassembled. The image was kindly provided by John Robertson of the Highland Aviation Museum who received it from Bruce Wells. We would very much appreciate Bruce Wells getting in contact with this site.

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