39. Gosport’s Aviation History 1909 – 2021

39. Gosport’s Aviation History 1909 – 2021

IN-PERSON

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Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL

The long and varied history of aviation in the local area of Gosport and Lee-on-the Solent, going back over more than 100 years.

Bob Wealthy presents a fascinating talk. You’ll hear all about…

• Early gliding activities and the construction of powered aircraft;
• Grange Airfield and the Royal Flying Corps, the School of Special Flying and Lt Col Robert Smith-Barry;
• Gosport Aircraft Company who constructed flying boat hulls;
• Royal Naval Air Service Seaplane Training Station at Lee-on-the-Solent;
• RAF Gosport, HMS Siskin, Air Torpedo Development Unit, HMS Sultan;
• Fleetlands Royal Navy aircraft maintenance and repair facility, built around 1940 still in use to the present day;
• …and more besides!

Duration approx 60 minutes

OPENING TIMES

Friday 10 September: 1830

BOOKING DETAILS

No booking required

ACCESS

Disabled passenger drop-off by the church door. On-road parking beside the church. Pay car parks close by.

Wheel chair accesible toilets Toilets Service dogs welcome Accesible parking parking Mobility impaired

 

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

ORGANISED BY

Holy Trinity Church & Bob Wealthy

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please arrive ten minutes before start time to be seated. Please, no stiletto heels to be worn as they can cause damage to the floor.

 

MAP / DIRECTIONS

Located close to the waterfront and just a few minutes walk from the Gosport Ferry and bus station