London – Hounslow Heath

This rather aged little memorial sits beside Hounslow Heath in south London, where the epic flight began on 12 November 1919. The inscription reads:

This plaque marks the entrance to London’s first civil airport
London Terminal Aerodrome Hounslow Heath
August 1919-1920
From here the first British international airline operated
and the first flight from Europe to Australia was made.

Erected by the Heston and Isleworth Borough Council

You can find the memorial near the corner of Staines Rd and Frampton Rd, Hounslow.