R100: Cardington to Canada and Back – with Roger Allton
On July 29th 1930, the R100 set off from Cardington Sheds, Bedford, to embark on its first Transatlantic flight to Canada. The airship arrived in Montreal a mere 78 hours later, staying in the city for twelve days and becoming an instant tourist hit, with over 100,000 people visiting the airship each day that it was moored there. However, after the tragedy of the R101 a few months later, the successful R100 was dismantled and the airship dream burst. In this video, Roger Allton from The Airship Heritage Trust, tells the story of its eventful journey.