Baby born during air raid, named Raida

German bomber en route to London, 1917
German bomber en route to London, 1917

In September of 1917, in the middle of World War I, an English baby was born on the night of an air raid in the village of Newington (in Kent).

On November 4, the baby girl was christened at Newington’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin.

Her name? Raida Margaret Fanny Collins.

Source: Child named ‘Raida’ after Air Raid over Newington – First World War – Kent & Medway (timeline created by Kent City Council)

Image: Gotha RG im Flug

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