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City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1928
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:653451Submit Correction
View count: 115
Details of Air Union's F-GEAB are given on Photo 651334. Also depicted is Imperial Airways' Vickers Type 170 Vanguard G-EBCP c/n.1, the only one of its type. Registered 19 April 1922, first flew 18 July 1923 as Type 62 for the Air Ministry, later Type 103 before being re-engined as Type 170, to Imperial Airways 1925. Withdrawn from airline service 1928 for a new tail unit to eliminate control problems. On 16 May 1929 while on a test-flight from Brooklands, it crashed and burned at Shepperton, killing the two occupants. The tail unit had failed, attributed to excessive rudder force.
Registration / Serial:F-GEAB
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):5
Operator Titles:Air Union
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1928
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1928
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:653451Submit Correction
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Details of Air Union's F-GEAB are given on Photo 651334. Also depicted is Imperial Airways' Vickers Type 170 Vanguard G-EBCP c/n.1, the only one of its type. Registered 19 April 1922, first flew 18 July 1923 as Type 62 for the Air Ministry, later Type 103 before being re-engined as Type 170, to Imperial Airways 1925. Withdrawn from airline service 1928 for a new tail unit to eliminate control problems. On 16 May 1929 while on a test-flight from Brooklands, it crashed and burned at Shepperton, killing the two occupants. The tail unit had failed, attributed to excessive rudder force.
Registration / Serial:F-GEAB
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):5
Operator Titles:Air Union
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1928
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Hengist
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 December 1931 to 29 May 1937
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:653430Submit Correction
View count: 149
Scan taken from undated slide.
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 December 1931 to 29 May 1937
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Hengist
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 December 1931 to 29 May 1937
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:653430Submit Correction
View count: 149
Scan taken from undated slide.
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 December 1931 to 29 May 1937
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBOZ
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW156
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:City of Wellington
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:652620Submit Correction
View count: 151
Registered initially July 1926 to the Air Council for evaluation as a troop carrier. To Imperial Airways 23 April 1927. Later renamed 'City of Arundel' and in 1931 was fitted with Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVA engines to bring it up to Argosy II standard. It is known to have been involved in two accidents. On 30 Nov.1929 it was badly damaged in a forced landing in bad weather near Frankfurt. The five occupants were uninjured and it was repaired and re-entered service but had another accident, at Sarzane, Italy on 13 Feb.1933. It was again repaired but final fate not known. Cancelled Dec.1934.
Registration / Serial:G-EBOZ
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW156
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBOZ
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW156
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:City of Wellington
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:652620Submit Correction
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Registered initially July 1926 to the Air Council for evaluation as a troop carrier. To Imperial Airways 23 April 1927. Later renamed 'City of Arundel' and in 1931 was fitted with Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVA engines to bring it up to Argosy II standard. It is known to have been involved in two accidents. On 30 Nov.1929 it was badly damaged in a forced landing in bad weather near Frankfurt. The five occupants were uninjured and it was repaired and re-entered service but had another accident, at Sarzane, Italy on 13 Feb.1933. It was again repaired but final fate not known. Cancelled Dec.1934.
Registration / Serial:G-EBOZ
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW156
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:H-NADR
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIa
C/n (msn):5105
Operator Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:652617Submit Correction
View count: 191
Registered -7 April 1927. Later converted to F.VIIb-3m. Cancelled 1928.
Registration / Serial:H-NADR
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIa
C/n (msn):5105
Operator Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:H-NADR
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIa
C/n (msn):5105
Operator Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:652617Submit Correction
View count: 191
Registered -7 April 1927. Later converted to F.VIIb-3m. Cancelled 1928.
Registration / Serial:H-NADR
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIa
C/n (msn):5105
Operator Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-ACJJ
Aircraft Original Type:Short L.17 Scylla
Aircraft Generic Type:Short L.17 Scylla
Aircraft Version:Short L.17 Scylla
C/n (msn):S.768
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Scylla
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:26 March 1934 to 31 December 1934
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:652598Submit Correction
View count: 144
Date on original slide states 'About 1934'. Registered 16 August 1933, first flight 26 March 1934, piloted by J.Lankaster Parker. Made its inaugural flight from Croydon to Le Bourget 16 May 1934. It was wrecked by gales while parked at RAF Drem, Scotland 14 September 1940. (Parked in the background in this picture is the prototype DH.86, G-ACPL, operated by Imperial Airways, named 'Delphinus'.)
Registration / Serial:G-ACJJ
Aircraft Version:Short L.17 Scylla
C/n (msn):S.768
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:26 March 1934 to 31 December 1934
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-ACJJ
Aircraft Original Type:Short L.17 Scylla
Aircraft Generic Type:Short L.17 Scylla
Aircraft Version:Short L.17 Scylla
C/n (msn):S.768
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Scylla
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:26 March 1934 to 31 December 1934
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:652598Submit Correction
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Date on original slide states 'About 1934'. Registered 16 August 1933, first flight 26 March 1934, piloted by J.Lankaster Parker. Made its inaugural flight from Croydon to Le Bourget 16 May 1934. It was wrecked by gales while parked at RAF Drem, Scotland 14 September 1940. (Parked in the background in this picture is the prototype DH.86, G-ACPL, operated by Imperial Airways, named 'Delphinus'.)
Registration / Serial:G-ACJJ
Aircraft Version:Short L.17 Scylla
C/n (msn):S.768
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:26 March 1934 to 31 December 1934
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBOZ
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW156
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:City of Wellingon
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 March 1928
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:652495Submit Correction
View count: 193
'Opening of the new Croydon airport [terminal].' The new buildings began operations on 20 January 1928 but were only officially opened on 2 May 1928. The old buildings on Plough Lane had not yet been fully demolished by then. The photo was most probably taken on 21 March when King Amaunalla of Afghanistan made a flight in G-EBOZ and inspected 'two lines of light aeroplanes, including privately owned DH Moths, which had been flown to Croydon.' G-EBOZ was still named City of Wellingon on that occasion. It was renamed City of Arundel later on. Photo from: The Henry Ford
Registration / Serial:G-EBOZ
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW156
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 March 1928
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-EBOZ
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW156
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:City of Wellingon
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 March 1928
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:652495Submit Correction
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'Opening of the new Croydon airport [terminal].' The new buildings began operations on 20 January 1928 but were only officially opened on 2 May 1928. The old buildings on Plough Lane had not yet been fully demolished by then. The photo was most probably taken on 21 March when King Amaunalla of Afghanistan made a flight in G-EBOZ and inspected 'two lines of light aeroplanes, including privately owned DH Moths, which had been flown to Croydon.' G-EBOZ was still named City of Wellingon on that occasion. It was renamed City of Arundel later on. Photo from: The Henry Ford
Registration / Serial:G-EBOZ
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW156
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 March 1928
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1931
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:652121Submit Correction
View count: 116
Described on the original slide as 'Probably G-ABFN', this would appear to be correct and details of that aircraft are given accordingly. Ex NC806W. Registered G-ABFN 13 October 1930. It was the only British-registered S-39A and was imported by W.Sherwin Cottingham for operation by Personal Flying Services, based at Croydon. It returned to the USA in July 1935, where it was restored as NC806W and converted to S-39B and reportedly later to S-39C, although the USCAR records it as a S-39B, owned by a resident of Anchorage, Alaska and cancelled 20 June 1950.
Registration / Serial:G-ABFN
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-39A
C/n (msn):908
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1931
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1931
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:652121Submit Correction
View count: 116
Described on the original slide as 'Probably G-ABFN', this would appear to be correct and details of that aircraft are given accordingly. Ex NC806W. Registered G-ABFN 13 October 1930. It was the only British-registered S-39A and was imported by W.Sherwin Cottingham for operation by Personal Flying Services, based at Croydon. It returned to the USA in July 1935, where it was restored as NC806W and converted to S-39B and reportedly later to S-39C, although the USCAR records it as a S-39B, owned by a resident of Anchorage, Alaska and cancelled 20 June 1950.
Registration / Serial:G-ABFN
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-39A
C/n (msn):908
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1931
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:F-ADDT
Aircraft Original Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Generic Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6935/228
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1922
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651673Submit Correction
View count: 207
Depicted are two Farman F.60 Goliaths, F-AEFC of Messageries Aériennes in the foreground and F-ADDT of Grands Expresses Aériennes in the background. Both companies were merged into Air Union on -1 Jan.1923. F-ADDT f/f 1920 and registered 28 Sept.1921. Named Languedoc with Air Union, on -6 Aug.1924 the port engine failed while en route from Paris to Croydon and it forced landed near Tonbridge, Kent. The aircraft was dismantled, repaired and re-entered service. On 23 Apr.1931 it crashed at Widehurst Farm, Marden, on take off from Marden with a cargo of mail. It was DBR and cancelled -7 Dec.1932
Registration / Serial:F-ADDT
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6935/228
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1922
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:F-ADDT
Aircraft Original Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Generic Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6935/228
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1922
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651673Submit Correction
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Depicted are two Farman F.60 Goliaths, F-AEFC of Messageries Aériennes in the foreground and F-ADDT of Grands Expresses Aériennes in the background. Both companies were merged into Air Union on -1 Jan.1923. F-ADDT f/f 1920 and registered 28 Sept.1921. Named Languedoc with Air Union, on -6 Aug.1924 the port engine failed while en route from Paris to Croydon and it forced landed near Tonbridge, Kent. The aircraft was dismantled, repaired and re-entered service. On 23 Apr.1931 it crashed at Widehurst Farm, Marden, on take off from Marden with a cargo of mail. It was DBR and cancelled -7 Dec.1932
Registration / Serial:F-ADDT
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6935/228
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1922
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:F-ADAY
Aircraft Original Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Generic Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6833.39
Operator Titles:Air Union
Aircraft Name:Alsace
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651452Submit Correction
View count: 95
Registered June 1921. Later converted to F.63bis standard. Fate not known.
Registration / Serial:F-ADAY
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6833.39
Operator Titles:Air Union
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:F-ADAY
Aircraft Original Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Generic Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6833.39
Operator Titles:Air Union
Aircraft Name:Alsace
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651452Submit Correction
View count: 95
Registered June 1921. Later converted to F.63bis standard. Fate not known.
Registration / Serial:F-ADAY
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6833.39
Operator Titles:Air Union
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 34
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 34
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 34
C/n (msn):30
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 April 1924 to 21 March 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651336Submit Correction
View count: 167
Registered -6 March 1922 to Instone Air Line. To Imperial Airways April 1924. Converted to DH.34B in 1925 Withdrawn from use and dismantled March 1926. Cancelled 20 January 1927.
Registration / Serial:G-EBBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 34
C/n (msn):30
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 April 1924 to 21 March 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 34
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 34
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 34
C/n (msn):30
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 April 1924 to 21 March 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651336Submit Correction
View count: 167
Registered -6 March 1922 to Instone Air Line. To Imperial Airways April 1924. Converted to DH.34B in 1925 Withdrawn from use and dismantled March 1926. Cancelled 20 January 1927.
Registration / Serial:G-EBBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 34
C/n (msn):30
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 April 1924 to 21 March 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBBR
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 34
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 34
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 34
C/n (msn):28
Operator Titles:Instone Air Line
Aircraft Name:City of Glasgow
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651335Submit Correction
View count: 128
Registered -6 March 1922. First flight at Stag Lane -2 April 1922 and flew to Croydon to enter service with Instone to Le Bourget the same morning. To Imperial Airways April 1924. It crashed on take-off from Ostend, Belgium 27th May 1924. Although the aircraft was destroyed, all occupants escaped unhurt.
Registration / Serial:G-EBBR
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 34
C/n (msn):28
Operator Titles:Instone Air Line
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBBR
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 34
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 34
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 34
C/n (msn):28
Operator Titles:Instone Air Line
Aircraft Name:City of Glasgow
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651335Submit Correction
View count: 128
Registered -6 March 1922. First flight at Stag Lane -2 April 1922 and flew to Croydon to enter service with Instone to Le Bourget the same morning. To Imperial Airways April 1924. It crashed on take-off from Ostend, Belgium 27th May 1924. Although the aircraft was destroyed, all occupants escaped unhurt.
Registration / Serial:G-EBBR
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 34
C/n (msn):28
Operator Titles:Instone Air Line
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651334Submit Correction
View count: 126
Previously operated by G.E.A. It crashed while attempting to land at Lympne -8 Feb.1925 after an engine failed over the English Channel while operating a cargo flight from Paris to Croydon. Later repaired and returned to service. On 24 Nov.1927 it was badly damaged in a forced landing at Yaldham Manor, Wrotham, Kent but was again repaired and returned to service. On 31 July 1929 it made a forced landing near Smarden, Kent while flying gold bullion from Croydon to Paris. It may have been yet again repaired and returned to service, as the registration was not cancelled until -1 June 1932.
Registration / Serial:F-GEAB
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):5
Operator Titles:Air Union
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651334Submit Correction
View count: 126
Previously operated by G.E.A. It crashed while attempting to land at Lympne -8 Feb.1925 after an engine failed over the English Channel while operating a cargo flight from Paris to Croydon. Later repaired and returned to service. On 24 Nov.1927 it was badly damaged in a forced landing at Yaldham Manor, Wrotham, Kent but was again repaired and returned to service. On 31 July 1929 it made a forced landing near Smarden, Kent while flying gold bullion from Croydon to Paris. It may have been yet again repaired and returned to service, as the registration was not cancelled until -1 June 1932.
Registration / Serial:F-GEAB
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):5
Operator Titles:Air Union
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLB
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers 61 Vulcan
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers 61 Vulcan
Aircraft Version:Vickers 74 Vulcan
C/n (msn):9
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651253Submit Correction
View count: 182
Scanned from a glass slide dated just 'circa 1926'. Registered to Imperial Airways 15 September 1926. Shortly after take-off from Croydon on a local test flight on 13 July 1928, the aircraft crashed and was burnt out in a field at Purley, Surrey. The pilot and one passenger survived but the other four occupants died in the accident.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLB
Aircraft Version:Vickers 74 Vulcan
C/n (msn):9
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLB
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers 61 Vulcan
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers 61 Vulcan
Aircraft Version:Vickers 74 Vulcan
C/n (msn):9
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:651253Submit Correction
View count: 182
Scanned from a glass slide dated just 'circa 1926'. Registered to Imperial Airways 15 September 1926. Shortly after take-off from Croydon on a local test flight on 13 July 1928, the aircraft crashed and was burnt out in a field at Purley, Surrey. The pilot and one passenger survived but the other four occupants died in the accident.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLB
Aircraft Version:Vickers 74 Vulcan
C/n (msn):9
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:D-906
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.III
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.III
Aircraft Version:Fokker-Grulich F.III
C/n (msn):1656
Operator Titles:Deutsche Luft Hansa
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:643308Submit Correction
View count: 166
There are apparent inconsistencies in this information. The information on the slide states, 'D.L.H.'s Fokker FIII Freight Plane at Croydon, August 1925', but D.L.H. was not founded until -6 January 1926. It was registered to the joint Russian-German airline, DeruLuft in June 1926 and for a while carried the Russian registration RR-6 before being restored to German marks D-906 (so was June 1926 the date of initial registration or the date restored as D-906?). DeruLuft operated mainly between Germany and Russia, although D.L.H. took a stake in DeruLuft in 1926. Sold abroad Dec.1928.
Registration / Serial:D-906
Aircraft Version:Fokker-Grulich F.III
C/n (msn):1656
Operator Titles:Deutsche Luft Hansa
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:D-906
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.III
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.III
Aircraft Version:Fokker-Grulich F.III
C/n (msn):1656
Operator Titles:Deutsche Luft Hansa
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:643308Submit Correction
View count: 166
There are apparent inconsistencies in this information. The information on the slide states, 'D.L.H.'s Fokker FIII Freight Plane at Croydon, August 1925', but D.L.H. was not founded until -6 January 1926. It was registered to the joint Russian-German airline, DeruLuft in June 1926 and for a while carried the Russian registration RR-6 before being restored to German marks D-906 (so was June 1926 the date of initial registration or the date restored as D-906?). DeruLuft operated mainly between Germany and Russia, although D.L.H. took a stake in DeruLuft in 1926. Sold abroad Dec.1928.
Registration / Serial:D-906
Aircraft Version:Fokker-Grulich F.III
C/n (msn):1656
Operator Titles:Deutsche Luft Hansa
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:643301Submit Correction
View count: 128
The first Argosy I, registered 16 May 1925. Made its initial appearance at the Hendon RAF Display on -3 July 1926. Later named 'City of Glasgow' and on 15 June 1928 it took part in a race from Croydon to Turnhouse via the East Coast against the 'Flying Scotsman' express locomotive and won by 15 minutes. It was converted to Argosy II standard in 1931 by the fitting of Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVA engines. It was withdrawn from use at Croydon in September 1934 and cancelled December 1934.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:643301Submit Correction
View count: 128
The first Argosy I, registered 16 May 1925. Made its initial appearance at the Hendon RAF Display on -3 July 1926. Later named 'City of Glasgow' and on 15 June 1928 it took part in a race from Croydon to Turnhouse via the East Coast against the 'Flying Scotsman' express locomotive and won by 15 minutes. It was converted to Argosy II standard in 1931 by the fitting of Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVA engines. It was withdrawn from use at Croydon in September 1934 and cancelled December 1934.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:643300Submit Correction
View count: 143
Registered 22 July 1930. Cancelled on transfer to Belgian military aviation 18 November 1938.
Registration / Serial:OO-AIQ
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator Titles:Sabena
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:643300Submit Correction
View count: 143
Registered 22 July 1930. Cancelled on transfer to Belgian military aviation 18 November 1938.
Registration / Serial:OO-AIQ
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator Titles:Sabena
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-ACVY
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2302
Operator Titles:Railway Air Services
Aircraft Name:Mercury
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1934 to December 1937
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:625417Submit Correction
View count: 179
The third DH.86 Express. Early single-pilot model with short nose. Fitted with auxiliary fins probably in 1937. Postcard.
Registration / Serial:G-ACVY
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2302
Operator Titles:Railway Air Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1934 to December 1937
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ACVY
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2302
Operator Titles:Railway Air Services
Aircraft Name:Mercury
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1934 to December 1937
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:625417Submit Correction
View count: 179
The third DH.86 Express. Early single-pilot model with short nose. Fitted with auxiliary fins probably in 1937. Postcard.
Registration / Serial:G-ACVY
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2302
Operator Titles:Railway Air Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1934 to December 1937
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1920 to April 1921
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:594781Submit Correction
View count: 261
Twelve-passenger conversion of Handley Page O/400 bomber s/n F307 at the 'London Terminal Aerodrome, Croydon'. Photo from: Handley Page Transport
Registration / Serial:G-EATJ
Aircraft Version:Handley Page O/10
C/n (msn):HP-39
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1920 to April 1921
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1920 to April 1921
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:594781Submit Correction
View count: 261
Twelve-passenger conversion of Handley Page O/400 bomber s/n F307 at the 'London Terminal Aerodrome, Croydon'. Photo from: Handley Page Transport
Registration / Serial:G-EATJ
Aircraft Version:Handley Page O/10
C/n (msn):HP-39
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1920 to April 1921
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1957
Photo from:Tim Spearman CollectionContact
Photo ID:579152Submit Correction
View count: 126
Built by Bell in 1956, and became the first Italian registered Bell 47J, before Agusta went on to build the type under license. To F-OBPQ with Cie. Gyrasahara in September 1960 and F-BNPQ in December 1965.
Registration / Serial:I-AGUS
Aircraft Version:Bell 47J Ranger
C/n (msn):1425
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1957
Photo from:Tim Spearman CollectionContact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1957
Photo from:Tim Spearman CollectionContact
Photo ID:579152Submit Correction
View count: 126
Built by Bell in 1956, and became the first Italian registered Bell 47J, before Agusta went on to build the type under license. To F-OBPQ with Cie. Gyrasahara in September 1960 and F-BNPQ in December 1965.
Registration / Serial:I-AGUS
Aircraft Version:Bell 47J Ranger
C/n (msn):1425
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1957
Photo from:Tim Spearman CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-AIOS
Aircraft Original Type:Airspeed AS-10 Oxford
Aircraft Generic Type:Airspeed AS-10/40/41/42/43/46/65 Oxford/Consul
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-65 Consul
C/n (msn):4329
Operator Titles:Morton Air Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 July 1951
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:577759Submit Correction
View count: 160
Ex Oxford PK265. Ended up as a film prop. Photo by: Philip Moyes
Registration / Serial:G-AIOS
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-65 Consul
C/n (msn):4329
Operator Titles:Morton Air Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 July 1951
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-AIOS
Aircraft Original Type:Airspeed AS-10 Oxford
Aircraft Generic Type:Airspeed AS-10/40/41/42/43/46/65 Oxford/Consul
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-65 Consul
C/n (msn):4329
Operator Titles:Morton Air Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 July 1951
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:577759Submit Correction
View count: 160
Ex Oxford PK265. Ended up as a film prop. Photo by: Philip Moyes
Registration / Serial:G-AIOS
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-65 Consul
C/n (msn):4329
Operator Titles:Morton Air Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 July 1951
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact