In 1932 my grandmother Kathleen Cudmore (1908 – 2013) watched and filmed the air show at Hendon, an aerodrome 7 miles north of London.

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Among experimental aircraft in the display were a Westland-Hill Pterodactyl flying wing, a tail-less aeroplane, and a gyrocopter.

The Hendon aerodrome is now the site of the Royal Air Force Museum London.

I have another small connection with Hendon. On 24 July 1801 one of my fourth great grandmothers, Ann Plaisted née Green (1801 – 1882), daughter of Charles Green and Sarah Green née Young, was baptised at St Mary’s Church there.

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Hendon aerodrome is now the site of the Royal Air Force Museum seven miles north-west of London city and marked with an x

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