Viewing an aeroplane at close quarters

Children in a Berkshire village were excited when they saw an aeroplane being repaired.

April 16th-20th 1917

On Thursday afternoon, April 19th, the children had a half holiday that they might go on the Downs to see an aeroplane which had descended near the Old Well at about 9am.

The pilot had lost his bearings and had other trouble, so mechanics were sent for and the aeroplane was put in working order and continued on its journey at about 5.30pm.

The children were much interested in all they saw, having never before had the chance of viewing an aeroplane at close quarters.

Aldworth School log book (C/EL54/2, p. 298)

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