5th July 1912 - two airmen die near Stonehenge

Airmans Cross   Stonehenge   29th december 2016 (42)

On 5th July 1912 two members of the newly formed No 3 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps crashed near Stonehenge[1].

Airman’s Cross was erected in their honour - the inscription reads

'To the memory of Captain Loraine and Staff-Sergeant Wilson who whilst flying on duty, met with a fatal accident near this spot on July 5th 1912 Erected by their comrades'.

Footnotes

[1] First Military Flying Casualties Commemorated, URL: http://www.rafaleicester.org.uk/index.php/royal-air/3829-first-military-flying-casualties-commemorated

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