Illustrated London News (14/Mar/1914) - From the World's Scrap Book

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors.

A SITE ON "THE BACKBONE OF ENGLAND" FOR MILITARY AIRMEN: MOORLAND, BETWEEN MARSDEN AND MELTHAM, IN YORKSHIRE, BOUGHT BY THE WAR OFFICE.

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The land on the Pennine Chain bought by the War Office for aviation and a wireless-telegraph station is some miles in extent and is about 1600 feet above sea-level. An aeroplane making only a limited detour would have most of the principal towns of Yorkshire and Lancashire under observation.

Illustrated London News (14/Mar/1914) - From the World's Scrap Book

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