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Latitude: 51.2622 / 51°15'43"N
Longitude: -0.7625 / 0°45'44"W
OS Eastings: 486444
OS Northings: 152174
OS Grid: SU864521
Mapcode National: GBR D9L.S2R
Mapcode Global: VHDXW.QJSS
Entry Name: Balloon School Memorial Within the Barrack Area of the Airborne Forces Depot and Regimental Head-Quarters of the Parachute Regiment
Listing Date: 9 June 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1092622
English Heritage Legacy ID: 137826
Location: Rushmoor, Hampshire, GU11
Electoral Ward/Division: Wellington
Built-Up Area: Aldershot
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Aldershot Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
Memorial within the
barrack area of the
Airborne Forces Depot
and Regimental Head-
quarters of the
SU 85 SE 2/4
Memorial, comprising a metal plaque mounted on a base. The following inscription
is in raised lettering:-
THE SCHOOL OF BALLOONING WHICH WAS THEN A BRANCH OF
THE ROYAL ENGINEERS WAS FOUNDED IN 1892.
In effect, this monument records the site of the first interest in aerial
warfare in Aldershot, which led to the eventual setting up of the Royal
Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough.
Listing NGR: SU8627851470
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