Airfield of the Week - Acton

Ayr Court, Hanger Hill in 2013. Part of the Hanger Hill Garden Estate developed between 1928 and 1932 on land that had been the airfield. © Des Blenkinsopp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


Acton airfield had a relatively short life but was used briefly by The Alliance Aeroplane Company for the design and manufacture of aircraft during and immediately after the First World War. The Alliance Aeroplane Company’s P.2 Seabird, of which just two were made, was designed and built at Acton in 1919. The aircraft made a long flight to Madrid during that year, piloted by designer J.A. Peters.

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