RAF Balloon Command was formed in Britain on the 1st of November, 1938. The organisation was formed in anticipation of German air raids if war broke out.
The Command operated over the skies of the United Kingdom until February of 1945.
Balloons over London during the war.
Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial can be seen.
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Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, Leader of the Women’s Suffragette movement, is arrested outside Buckingham Palace while trying to present a petition to King George V.
The Imperial War Museum dates this photograph as the
21st of May, 1914.
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This photograph, taken from the rooftop of Buckingham Palace in London, shows the coronation procession of the new king,
George VI and his queen Elizabeth on the 12th of May, 1937. The Royal Coach is seen leaving for Westminster Abbey, where the coronation was to happen.
George would be king until his death in 1952. His daughter Elizabeth inherited the throne in February of that year.
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