Return to 100 years of the Royal Air Force

The remains of German airship SL11. Image © Derek Revell.

It was the first successful destruction of an airship over Britain and Leefe Robinson was awarded the Victoria Cross. The airship wreckage was rapidly scavanged by souvenir hunters who wanted a memento of his outstanding feat.

The remains of German airship SL11. Image © Derek Revell

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