thinking about archaeology

Airman’s Cross 1912–2012

It’s a funny coincidence that work will start at Airman’s Corner on the new Stonehenge visitor centre, almost exactly 100 years after the crash the name commemorates, on July 5 1912. In a comment on my previous post, Tim Daw drew attention to a wonderful postcard in his collection, which I’ve reproduced above (are those women nurses?). And here are some photos of the memorial I took in 2009. The Nieuport 4 monoplane had taken off from a pioneering flying school at Larkhill, where the sheds can still be seen, thought to be the oldest surviving aircraft hangars. Loraine and Wilson were the first British army personnel killed while flying on duty.

 

 

2 responses

  1. Pleased you like the card – if you ever need the original give me a shout.

    April 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

  2. Pingback: Military Commemoration in the Stonehenge Landscape | Archaeodeath

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