CONTRIBUTORS: Fiona Applegarth Sarah Duckworth Simon Lewis Melanie Johnson
Brooklands race track In World War II, the site was used for military aircraft production, in particular the Vickers Wellington, Vickers Warwick and Hawker Hurricane and was extensively camouflaged. Trees were also planted into some sections of the concrete circuit to help screen the Hawker and Vickers aircraft factories there. Despite these efforts, the Vickers factory was badly bombed by the Luftwaffe on 4 September 1940 with nearly 90 aircraft workers killed and at least 419 injured. To visit Brooklands Museum please see below.