England To India Biplane Airmail Service, 1929 PC


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An old 1929 postcard showing the DeHavilland Hercules Biplane carrying airmail from England to India. This passenger airline was operated by Imperial Airways at the time, now known as British Airways. Another of the Imperial Airways biplane the Argosy operated the first airmail service between India to England in April 1929.

Imperial Airways also operated flying boats from England to India in the 1930s and 1940s. After the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd forming BOAC which also operated flying boat services to India. There were scores of British airway companies operating from 1919 to 1974 until all merged into a single entity named British Airways in 1974.

To know more go to History of British Airways. The DeHavilland Hercules Biplane had limited capabilities it had a number of fatal crashes on various occasions. The Hercules in 1929 crashed in Iran carrying mail from England to India. Perhaps it is the same aircraft that is shown here.

Did you know – the first flight from England to India was on a Handley Page Biplane in 1919. 

Past posts – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper (#2)., Bombay Bhendi Bazaar & Horse Tram, 1880 Photo., Ruins Of Purana Qila Delhi, Old Print 1909., Old Book 1911 – The Indian Coronation Durbar.

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