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Description: Balloon School Memorial Within the Barrack Area of the Airborne Forces Depot and Regimental Head-Qua
Date Listed: 9 June 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 137826
OS Grid Reference: SU8644452173
OS Grid Coordinates: 486444, 152173
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2622, -0.7625
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
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
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