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    Posted: 15 Dec 2014 at 11:09
I'm trying to more accurately identify an object described as a "Wood relic, possibly a container for ammunition, salvaged from a Fokker aircraft brought down at Fairtop in Essex."
I think that this may be from the Gotha brought down near Wickford, in Essex, on the night of 28th/29th Jan 1918.
Wickford is about 20 miles from Fairtop, near Ilford, does anyone know of anotehr Gotha brought down in the vicinity ?
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Hi Nick,

the location you are referring to is actually Hainult Farm, a landing ground in ww1, and an airfield in ww2(Fairlop).

Fairlop is off Forest Lane, next to A12.  

A squadron based in the area could have taken the box as a 'kill' trophy, and then kept it at Fairlop, hence the connection.
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