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de Havilland and Hatfield 1910-1935 by John Clifford

By John Clifford

** This digital version comprises a hundred seventy five black-and-white and 33 color pictures **

The de Havilland plane Co opened an aerodrome in 1930 on farmland that it got outdoor Hatfield. The company's college of Flying used to be the 1st operation to take in place of abode. Flying golf equipment moved in and leisure amenities have been built. backyard events, aerobatic screens and nationwide air races have been hosted. standard viewers incorporated recognized flyers, royalty and aristocracy, actors and actresses, politicians, senior army ranks and representatives from Britain's different nice plane brands. all through 1934, new structures have been developed to accommodate de Havilland's international headquarters, manufacturing unit construction and Aeronautical Technical university. The victory of the smooth, purple Comet within the England-Australia air race may have lasting importance for the city. The mythical Tiger Moth and iconic airliners similar to the Dragon Rapide got here off the creation strains. expanding numbers of RAF pilots have been proficient by way of the college of Flying whereas the backyard events, flying monitors and air races endured. army airplane contracts have been getting better as lengthy shadows from Europe reached the town.

** This digital variation contains a hundred seventy five black-and-white and 33 color images **

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