Photographs from 1930 to 1939

The images in this section represent only a small part of the Museum's collection and will be added to over time. Any of these images may be purchased by contacting the Museum, telephoning or writing. If you are looking for a particular image not shown, please ask.

  • Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-ADUT Centaurus.
  • Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-ADHM Caledonia.
  • Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-AFBL Cooee.

1. Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-ADUT Centaurus

2. Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-ADHM Caledonia

3. Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-AFBL Cooee

  • Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-ADVB Corsair at Hythe.
  • Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat at Malindi, East Africa.
  • Promenade deck on Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat.

4. Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-ADVB Corsair at Hythe

5. Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat at Malindi, East Africa

6. Promenade deck on Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat

  • BOAC Flying Boat at Hong Kong.
  • Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat, meal service.
  • Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-ADVD Challenger on the Sea of Galilee.

7. BOAC Flying Boat at Hong Kong

8. Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat, meal service

9. Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat G-ADVD Challenger on the Sea of Galilee

  • Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat at Dar es Salaam.
  • Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW15 Atalanta G-ABTJ Artemis.
  • Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW15 Atalanta G-ABTL Astraea.

10. Imperial Airways Short S23 C Class Flying Boat at Dar es Salaam

11. Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW15 Atalanta G-ABTJ Artemis

12. Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW15 Atalanta G-ABTL Astraea

  • Indian Transcontinental Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW15 Atalanta VT-AEF.
  • Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW15 Atalanta G-ABTI Atalanta at Nairobi.
  • Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensign G-ADSR Ensign at Croydon.

13. Indian Transcontinental Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW15 Atalanta VT-AEF

14. Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW15 Atalanta G-ABTI Atalanta at Nairobi

15. Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensign G-ADSR Ensign at Croydon

  • Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensign G-ADSU Euterpe.
  • Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensigns and De Havilland DH91 at Croydon.
  • Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensign G-ADSR Ensign at Croydon.

16. Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensign G-ADSU Euterpe

17. Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensigns and De Havilland DH91 at Croydon

18. Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensign G-ADSR Ensign at Croydon

  • Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensign passenger cabin.
  • British Airways Ltd Lockheed Electra.
  • Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain MP returns from Munich to Heston, 29 September 1938, on British Airways Ltd Lockheed 14. G-AFGN.

19. Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW27 Ensign passenger cabin

20. British Airways Ltd Lockheed Electra

21. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain MP returns from Munich to Heston, 29 September 1938, on British Airways Ltd Lockheed 14. G-AFGN

  • BOAC Lockheed Lodestar.
  • Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDI Frobisher at Croydon.
  • Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDK Fortuna at Croydon.

22. BOAC Lockheed Lodestar

23. Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDI Frobisher at Croydon

24. Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDK Fortuna at Croydon

  • Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDL Fingal at Croydon.
  • Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDJ Falcon.
  • Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross passenger cabin.

25. Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDL Fingal at Croydon

26. Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDJ Falcon

27. Imperial Airways De Havilland DH91 Albatross passenger cabin

  • Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 at Croydon.
  • Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 G-AAUC Horsa at Khartoum.
  • Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 at Croydon.

28. Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 at Croydon

29. Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 G-AAUC Horsa at Khartoum

30. Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 at Croydon

  • Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 G-AAXC Heracles at Croydon.
  • Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42.
  • Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 G-AAXC Heracles at Croydon.

31. Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 G-AAXC Heracles at Croydon

32. Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42

33. Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 G-AAXC Heracles at Croydon

  • Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 passenger cabin.
  • Imperial Airways De Havilland DH86A Rapide G-ACWC Delia at Croydon.
  • Railway Air Services De Havilland DH86A Rapide.

34. Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42 passenger cabin

35. Imperial Airways De Havilland DH86A Rapide G-ACWC Delia at Croydon

36. Railway Air Services De Havilland DH86A Rapide

  • Imperial Airways Short S17 Kent Flying Boat.
  • Imperial Airways Short L17 land plane G-ACJJ Scylla.
  • Imperial Airways Short S17 Kent Flying Boat G-ABFC Satyrus.

37. Imperial Airways Short S17 Kent Flying Boat

38. Imperial Airways Short L17 land plane G-ACJJ Scylla

39. Imperial Airways Short S17 Kent Flying Boat G-ABFC Satyrus

  • Imperial Airways Short L17 G-ACJK Syrinx.
  • Imperial Airways Short S8 Calcutta and S17 Kent Flying Boats.
  • Imperial Airways Short L17 land plane G-ACJJ Scylla.

40. Imperial Airways Short L17 G-ACJK Syrinx

41. Imperial Airways Short S8 Calcutta and S17 Kent Flying Boats

42. Imperial Airways Short L17 land plane G-ACJJ Scylla

  • Imperial Airways Short L17 Kent Flying Boat.
  • Imperial Airways Short L17 landplane passenger cabin.
  • Imperial Airways Short L17 landplane galley.

43. Imperial Airways Short L17 Kent Flying Boat

44. Imperial Airways Short L17 landplane passenger cabin

45. Imperial Airways Short L17 landplane galley

  • British Airways Ltd Junkers Ju 52/3m at Gatwick.
  • British Airways Ltd Junkers Ju 52/3m G-AFAP at Heston.
  • Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth 27 Ensign G-ADSR Ensign.

46. British Airways Ltd Junkers Ju 52/3m at Gatwick

47. British Airways Ltd Junkers Ju 52/3m G-AFAP at Heston

48. Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth 27 Ensign G-ADSR Ensign

  • British Airways Limited de Havilland DH86.
  • Imperial Airways Limited De Havilland DH86 G-ACWD Dorado.
  • British Airways Limited Lockheed 14 G-AFGN.

49. British Airways Limited de Havilland DH86

50. Imperial Airways Limited De Havilland DH86 G-ACWD Dorado

51. British Airways Limited Lockheed 14 G-AFGN