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Balloon School Memorial Within the Barrack Area of the Airborne Forces Depot and Regimental Head-Quarters of the Parachute Regiment

A Grade II Listed Building in Rushmoor, Hampshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1092622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 137826

Location: Rushmoor, Hampshire, GU11

County: Hampshire

District: Rushmoor

Town: Rushmoor

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

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Listing Text

ALISON'S ROAD
1.
5238
Aldershot
Balloon School
Memorial within the
barrack area of the
Airborne Forces Depot
and Regimental Head-
quarters of the
Parachute Regiment
SU 85 SE 2/4
II
2.
Memorial, comprising a metal plaque mounted on a base. The following inscription
is in raised lettering:-
BALLOON SQUARE
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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