1917 – 1947

Rochester: 1917 - 1947

Rochester March 14th 1939

THE ROYAL VISIT
Their majesties, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth’s interest in the building of the famous Short flying boats at the Seaplane Works on the banks of the Medway and new landplanes at the Rochester Airport factory was indicated by their historic tour of the works and was marked by the production of a souvenir booklet entitled ‘A ROYAL VISIT’. This was produced and distributed with the compliments of the chairman Oswald Short and several directors of the Short companies.

The Royal arrival
The Royal arrival
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
Leaving an unfinished ‘Sunderland’
Leaving an unfinished ‘Sunderland’

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