Kingston Aviation heritage commemorated

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By adam_leone | Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 15:32

Kingston's aviation heritage has been commemorated at the site of the Great Aircraft Factory on Richmond Road. 

Sponsored by Kingston Aviation Heritage Trust and Kingston Council, two panels outline the history of the site.  

Between 1918 and 1992 thousands of aircraft and other vehicles were built by Sopwith Aviation, Leyland Motors, Hawker Aircraft, Hawker Siddely Aviation and British Aerospace.

Councillor David Cunningham says: "Kingston, more than any other UK town, has contributed so much to British aviation." 

"When you consider what this has meant to the world in the last 100 years, it something to be celebrated and of which we should all be very proud."

Part of the Kingston Aviation Centenary, the exhibition will showcase Kingston's contribution to British aviation through photographs, aircraft models, children's competitions, daily talks and slideshows

The exhibition will run at Tudor Hall from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 February.

For more information about the exhibition and the Kingston Aviation Project please visit



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