Rochester is today a flourishing general aviation aerodrome but it has along and busy history. the land aerodrome was for many years linked with Short Brothers manufacturing and testing. I 1937 is was busy enough to have a control office and a flying control officer. On the Medway was a second Shorts facility, their flying boat works with an associated water aerodrome.
a second aerial view below for a more sinister purpose
and finally the water aerodrome
De Havilland D.H.61 Giant Moth G-CAJT is readied for trials on the slipway at Short Brothers’ Rochester works in May 1928. Hubert Broad is in the cockpit.