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Training at Eastchurch

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Topic: Training at Eastchurch
Posted By: Ian Burns
Subject: Training at Eastchurch
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2016 at 19:06
Several questions:

Has there been a decent history published of flying at Eastchurch?

Looking for details of a 'Mr. Fraser' who was an instructor at Eastchurch during October/November 1915, and probably beyond.

A photo of Grahame-White Type XV 3157.

Posted By: Jonathan Saunders
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2016 at 08:54
Not to the best of my knowledge ... there has been a photographic history which is mainly aircraft that flew from Eastchurch ... however there is a small museum located at Eastchurch - they dont have a website that i could find, but they do have a Facebook page:

The guy that runs the museum has been very helpful and knows his local aviation history (and will be in touch with other local/Eastchurch aviation historians) ... it may be worth posting a question on the FB page.

Good luck!

Jonathan S

Posted By: Ian Burns
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2016 at 14:18
Thanks Jonathan. I will follow up the lead.

Posted By: Ian Burns
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2016 at 18:37
'Mr Fraser' turns out to be Hugh Henry McLeod Fraser who gain his ticket number 2039 on 15 November 1915, at the Grahame-White School, Hendon.
Interestingly, he is instructing at Eastchurch in October 1915!

Posted By: NickForder
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2016 at 17:16
There is a booklet which has been republished in C&CI as an article, and a small booklet produced by the museum.

Posted By: Ian Burns
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2016 at 21:34
Peter Wright covered the Early Days at Eastchurch in V24/2.

Aah, gottit! V40/2!


Posted By: NickForder
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2016 at 11:16
Do you have a sight of the first Eastchurch booklet ? I ask because mine has just surfaced...

Posted By: Ian Burns
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2016 at 14:16
I have a new copy of Early Birds A Short History of how flight came to Sheppey. Air Com Bill Croydon.

Thers's no publishing history, but it looks like a recent reprint of an older publication.

Posted By: NickForder
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2016 at 14:18
I meant the paper covered booklet, c1928 ?

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