William Leefe Robinson VC - 100 years ago today

William Leefe Robinson VC - 100 years ago today

Postby PA peter j-b » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:25 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-37164689

Leefe Robinson made history 100 years ago today
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Re: William Leefe Robinson - 100 years ago today

Postby attic » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:08 pm

And ended up with a restaurant named after him at the top of Harrow Weald. Was a Berni, then a Beefeater and now a Miller and Carter.

Shooting an Airship out of the sky at night was nowhere near as easy as it may seem. To even get to the altitude required in an old bi plane took some doing.
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Re: William Leefe Robinson - 100 years ago today

Postby PA peter j-b » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:29 pm

He died in Stanmore.

He's buried at All Saints churchyard in Harrow Weald
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