Northern Ireland - Newtonards airport

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    Light aircraft about to leave Newtonard airfield carrying air mail. A postman beside his van is watching. The aircaraft is owned by Hillmans Airways Ltd.

    Date: 1935

    Finding number: POST 118/442

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    1. Alwyn Ladell 41 months ago | reply

      G-ADAG de Havilland DH.89 DRAGON RAPIDE Version 240110, Built January 1935, came into service February 1935, damaged on landing March 1935 (repaired), Hillmans merged with British Airways in December 1935 and this plane went to Eastleigh, was transferred to Northern & Scottish Airways Ltd (Renfrew) in July 1936, then Airwork Ltd (Heston) in September 1937, operated ferry flights for various operators until August 1943, returned to de Havilland (Witney) for repairs but was used for spares the following month.

    2. British Postal Museum & Archive 41 months ago | reply

      Many thanks for the extra information.

    3. AirphixTwin 17 months ago | reply

      Without being too pedantic. It should be Newtownards :)

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