Painting of Handley Page 0/400s over Stonehenge Airfield circa 1918
August 3, 2015 in Aviation
This is a recently completed picture Of Stonehenge airfield in the first World War. Few people seem to know of the existence of this airfield, which as can be seen was very large and right next to the Stones. Local legend has it that the pilots asked for the stones to be removed as they hampered their Take offs and landings, and that it was actually considered. As well as the establishment seen in the picture, there was a second base on the airfield which was the Handley page flying school. this would have been just to the right of the lower righthand portion of the picture. The buildings were completely removed in the 1930s and there is hardly any evidence of what was once there.