Monday, 26 October 2015

Airman's Cross





 
We've only just got back from a day trip to London, which was really good but also very long, so the cladding on the railroad depot will have to wait until tomorrow. However, yesterday's trip to Stonehenge led me to discover this monument to two of the pioneers of early military powered flight, who tragically lost their lives while training over Salisbury Plain. I'd read about it before but had no idea it was so close to the Stonehenge site. A very sad story but with the opening of the new visitor centre, outside which the monument has been relocated, at least they won't be forgotten any more, which is a positive thought especially at this time of year.

2 comments:

  1. Poignant, and a fitting tribute to those brave men in their early flying machines. Interesting to see Trenchard gained inspiration from his friend.

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  2. The pilot, Eustace Loraine, was the elder son of Sir Lambton Lorraine, famous for his humane actions in Cuba during the 'Virginius Affair' in 1873

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