View Full Version : Shoreham
Suprised that there isn't a thread on this historic airport, Britains first licenced aerodrome.
Photo taken in 1994
What's this in the northwest?
That will be the dome LAA trainer building at TQ 19852 05812 50.83943,-0.299184
That's what I thought NP but I am surprised that it survives! Good!
Here are a couple of photos I took from the 2005 RAFA Shoreham Airshow that show the Dome
A slightly earlier pic if the dome location
Can anyone help me by posting some clear, ideally aerial, photos of Shoreham in the first half of the 1970s. From correspondence with a chum in the UK, I have realised just how unreliable has become my memory of the layout of the site on the south side, to the east of the terminal building, at that time. My thanks in anticipation!
here a Hawker Tempest posing at Shoreham for the camera ww2
100 years of Shoreham sees it marked with the following events.
8-9 May - Shoreham Airport Book Fair
17-18 July - Centenary Fly-in sponsored by Transair (Invite only from what I understand, contact transair for more details)
31 July-1 August - Two DH Rapides for pleasure flying
7-8 August - Beagle Fly-in
21-22 August - RAFA Airshow
The Marlipins Museum in the High Street in Shoreham-by-Sea is apparently hosting a 100 year exhibition as well
Was just curious.. does anyone have any old photos or layouts of Shoreham during the war they would be willing to share? I have been searching on the net and haven't really come across much about the airport during this period. Cheers!
There is an After the Battle plan of shoreham available, I think it is dated 1939 from memory
You'll find quite a useful diagram at p.7A of 'Shoreham Airport Sussex' (T.M.A.Webb, 1996).
Thanks for the help shall have to get myself a copy of the book!
Here are two of my favourite shots from 2010 -
Shoreham Airshow was a wash out this year with very few aircraft getting into the air due to the low cloud base. One that did was Hurricane BE505 which put on a superb low level display. The humidity also produced some interesting effects.
Still think REF's is one of the best I have seen this year though :-P
I found this picture in my archive its overflying Shoreham from Heathrow to Naples.
Some that I took at Shoreham yesterday.
A few more.
Nice shots Stevie, REF & 92.
92 - Was a good day at Shoreham especially liked the Battle Of Britain sequence of flying.
A few shots follow of the Harvard display at Tangmere for their Douglas Bader event a couple of weeks ago.
Some more of mine from Shoreham.
Shoreham 20 August 2011
A few more.
Some photos from the RAFA Airshow on 31 August 1997
BAC Jet Provost T.4 (G-BWGT)
Bristol Blenheim Mk IVT (G-BPIV)
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (VP-BPS)
Fairey Swordfish II (LS326)
Short Tucano T.1 (ZF292)
Aerial view of the Airfield and Airshow traffic taken from Enstrom 360 (G-BWMD) after the show finished
Southern Aero Club Hangar, 2 June 1988. AiX-ARG Archives
A couple of photos of Auster's at Shoreham sent to me by Nigel Bailey-Underwood
Regarding the initial thread of the Dome Trainer at Shoreham I can add the following:-
RAF 40ft Diameter Concrete Anti-Aircraft Dome Trainers.
It is believed that 44 Concrete Domes were erected on various RAF UK airfields c.1942, of which 6 survive:-
The Dome at RAF Langham, Norfolk, has been refurbished and from 20/7/14 will have an exhibition showing the history and workings of the Dome Anti-Aircraft Gunnery Trainers.
The Dome at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, is used by the USAF based there as Building 506 recently housing the 100th Communication Squadron’s secure communications functions.
Erroneously described in the “History of the 100th Air Refueling Wing and RAF Mildenhall” as “Originally intended for astronavigation (celestial) training....”.
The Dome at RAF Wyton is in original chipped stone finish and appears to be in good external condition. The interior has all been stripped out.
The Domes at RAF Pembrey, Carmarthenshire and RAF Limavady, Co. Londonderry are all in a derelict condition.
The Dome at RAF Shoreham (Airport), West Sussex, is believed to have had internal fire damage c.1980 but may have been restored by 1995 (Eng. Heritage).
Over 400 Dome AA Trainer systems of 4 different types (including the above) were supplied during WW2 for the Royal Navy, British Army and the RAF.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.