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Hendon Aerodrome 1945

Hendon Aerodrome was an aerodrome in Hendon, north London, England that, between 1908 and 1968, was an important centre for aviation.

It was situated in Colindale, seven miles (11.3 km) north west of Charing Cross. It nearly became “the Charing Cross of the UK’s international air routes”, but for the actions of RAF after the First World War. It was famous as a place of pioneering experiments which included the first airmail, the first parachute descent from a powered aircraft, the first night flights, and the first aerial defence of a city.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendon_Aerodrome

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