13 April 1916 – Not much a-doing but the King

Poor weather has curtailed most flying on the Western Front today, and looks set to stay for the next few days.

Meanwhile King George V paid a flying visit to the RNAS air station at South Denes, Great Yarmouth to examine the buildings and aircraft. The air station opened on 15 April 1913 and was able to handle both aeroplanes and seaplanes. At the start of the war it was one of only eight airfields in Britain built to combat any aerial threats.

Henry Allingham, a Second Class Air Mechanic had hoped to meet the King but was disappointed when he missed out

 

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