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At the beginning of July 1940 there were eight sector airfields in No 11 Group, which formed a formidable line of defence from the north-east of London to the south-west of England. The airfields were: North Weald (Essex), Hornchurch (east of central London), Biggin Hill (Kent), Kenley (Surrey), Tangmere (West Sussex), Middle Wallop (Hampshire), Northolt (west of central London) and Filton (Bristol). Within days of the battle opening the number of sectors was reduced…

First bomb to fall on London (from a Zeppelin), 30 May 1915, Nevill Arms Public House, Hackney

Children in bombed building Bermondsey, London 1954 http://wrhstol.com/28X4cOT

London • Middle East Airlines #travel #poster by Jacques Auriac 1962

from Foursquare

Terminal 5

HEATHROW AIRPORT | LONDON | ENGLAND: *LHR; 5 Passenger Terminals; 2 Runways*

from the Guardian

London Blitz 1940: the first day's bomb attacks listed in full

London Blitz: two Dornier 217's flying over the Silvertown area of London's Docklands. Fires have started near the Beckton Gasworks. West Ham greyhound track is near the centre of the picture, which was taken from a German bomber.

Short Sunderland Mk V of the 201st Squadron RAF moored at Tower Bridge, London 16th September 1956 (during the commemoration of the Battle of Britain)