Biggin Hill Aircraft Involved in the Development Of Radio Communications In WW1 (1917 -18)

Event details

Date:

19th May, 2022

Time:

11.30am – 12.00pm

Venue:

The Nightingale Cafe, Biggin Hill Memorial Museum

Cost:

Free with exhibition admission ticket, Payable at Reception.

Biggin Hill Aircraft Involved in the Development Of Radio Communications In WW1 (1917 -18)

No Booking necessary – talk free with admission costs.

In 1917, Biggin Hill took over the Wireless Experimental Establishment (WEE) work previously conducted at Brooklands and Joyce Green Airfields.
The early aircraft deployed were redundant old aircraft such as the RE 7 and BE 2 series.
The experimental equipment and the flying tests conducted will be described.
Later, combat aircraft were brought to Biggin Hill to be equipped with the developed radio equipment, before going on to France. Aircraft such as the Sopwith Camel and SE 5A were at Biggin Hill.
At the end of the war the WEE were testing Radio Direction Finding equipment with a Handley Page Bomber flight from Biggin Hill to Paris and back.
The talk will be illustrated with models of all the Biggin Hill aircraft types deployed by WEE.

If you want to hear more details on this talk, then please join us on the 19th May at 11.30am to hear volunteer John discuss this subject in further detail.