28 апреля 1924г.: на линии Лондон-Париж начала работать компания "Imperial Airways". Она объединила "Handley Page Aerial Transport", "Daimler Airways", "Instone Airlines" и "British Marine Air Navigation", став одним из предшественников нынешней "British Airways".
Handley Page W.8b G-EBBI Prince Henry, chartered by Capt Edward Fielden and used for joyriding. The photograph was taken in January 1928 by which time Imperial Airways' silver and dark blue livery had replaced the 1924 scheme with blue fuselages and white lettering.
It was after sitting in the cockpit of a Bristol Fighter that the author decided upon a career in aviation. Bristol chief test pilot A. J. “Bill” Pegg is seen here sitting in the Shuttleworth Collection’s F.2B in 1951.
An unidentified Avro 504K barnstorming at Kingsdown, Kent.
Surrey Flying Services Avro 504K G-AAGB at Croydon. It was destroyed in a crash in December 1934.
Handley Page H.P.42W G-AAXD Horatius about to touch down at Croydon in the early Thirties.
Underside plan view of Junkers-G 38 D-2000 passing over Croydon in September 1931. It had been delivered to Deutsche Luft Hansa in June the previous year.
Avro Ten Southern Star after it crashed into an orchard at Crockenhill, Kent on December 21, 1932.
Short Sarafand S1589, the sole example, was first flown on June 30, 1932. The 120ft span ’boat was scrapped at Felixstowe in 1936, on of its last public appearances being at the 1935 RAF display at Hendon.
This view of the uncovered Monospar ST-3, built by Gloster Aircraft, clearly shows the aircraft’s structure. H. J. Stieger’s wing was built around a duralumin Warren-girder spar braced by a pyramidal system of tie-rods.