The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

HRH Prince of Wales Opens Roborough Aerodrome

HRH Prince of Wales was supposed to fly down to open Roborough Aerodrome in July 1931 however the weather was poor and he took the train down instead. Oddly, he opened the aerodrome formally in the Guildhall. However, he later drove to Roborough for more festivities and did at least get to fly back to Hendon in his plane (the last plane below). Indeed this was the first time that his Royal Westland Wessex plane G-ABEG was used for official purposes.

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