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de Havilland and Hatfield 1910-1935 John Clifford

de Havilland and Hatfield 1910-1935

John Clifford

Published December 31st 2014
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224 pages
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** This electronic edition includes 175 black-and-white and 33 colour photographs **The de Havilland Aircraft Co opened an aerodrome in 1930 on farmland that it acquired outside Hatfield. The companys School of Flying was the first operation toMore** This electronic edition includes 175 black-and-white and 33 colour photographs **The de Havilland Aircraft Co opened an aerodrome in 1930 on farmland that it acquired outside Hatfield. The companys School of Flying was the first operation to take up residence. Flying clubs moved in and recreational facilities were developed. Garden parties, aerobatic displays and national air races were hosted. Regular visitors included famous flyers, royalty and aristocracy, actors and actresses, politicians, senior military ranks and representatives from Britains other great aircraft manufacturers. Throughout 1934, new buildings were constructed to house de Havillands global headquarters, factory production and Aeronautical Technical School. The victory of the sleek, red Comet in the England-Australia air race would have lasting significance for the town. The legendary Tiger Moth and iconic airliners such as the Dragon Rapide came off the production lines. Increasing numbers of RAF pilots were trained by the School of Flying while the garden parties, flying displays and air races continued. Military aircraft contracts were getting larger as long shadows from Europe reached the town.** This electronic edition includes 175 black-and-white and 33 colour photographs **