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The South-West from the Air

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Royal Naval College, Dartmouth EPW024215

ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, Dartmouth, Devon, photographed in 1928. This officer training college was purpose built on this site in 1905 to a design by Sir Aston Webb. The college originated in 1863 and had previously housed students in hulks moored on the River Dart. Cadets as young as 13 were trained here in naval skills and leadership. Graduates from Dartmouth provided much of the officer corps of the Royal Navy through both World Wars. The present Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Duke of York all attended the college. Now known as the Britannia Royal Naval College, this building still provides a training base for naval officers of many foreign and commonwealth countries as well as the Royal Navy. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).

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Bristol Airport JEH_22047_061

Bristol Airport, Lulsgate Bottom, Somerset. This site was first used as a RAF relief landing ground in 1940. The aerodrome was converted and opened as a new airport for Bristol in 1957. A new control tower was added in 1962 and both the terminal building and runway were extended in 1965. Photographed here in November 1970 by Jim Hancock.

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The Engine House, Swindon 27405_026

The Engine House, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon. Formerly the drawing offices and administrative centre of the Great Western Railway's engine works. The lines from London to Bristol and Cheltenham diverge at this point. The building is now headquarters of Historic England and English Heritage.

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Aerial, Listed Grade Ii*, Railway