London Air Defence Area


The London Air Defence Area (LADA) was the name given to the organisation created to defend London from the increasing threat from enemy airships during World War I. Formed in September 1915, it was commanded initially by Admiral Sir Percy Scott [Peter G Cooksley, Aviation Enthusiasts' Guide To London & The South-East, PSL, 1982, ISBN 0-85059-533-9] , a controversial figure, responsible for major advances in naval gunnery techniques, but also accused of insubordination and profiting from his inventions. [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]


* Christopher Cole and E.F. Cheeseman, "The Air Defence of Britain, 1914-1918", 1984, Hungry Minds Inc, ISBN 978-0370305387
* Peter G Cooksley, "Aviation Enthusiasts' Guide To London & The South-East", PSL, 1982, ISBN 0-85059-533-9

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