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TITLE
Air Mail Ceremony, Inverness, 1934
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_981_P_19_12
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
29 May 1934
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10998
KEYWORDS
airfields
Royal Mail
communications
Air Mail Ceremony, Inverness, 1934

This photograph shows Captain Edmund Ernest 'Ted' Fresson, founder and managing director of Highland Airways, accepting two specially woven Post Office airmail pennants from General Sir Frederick Williamson, KCB, Postmaster General, to mark the inaugural flight of Britain's first internal airmail service at normal postal rates. The service operated between Inverness and Kirkwall and began on 29 May 1934.

One of the pennants was raised on a flagpole between the hangars at the Longman Municipal Aerodrome and the other was attached to the cockpit roof of one of Highland Airways' aircraft.

Also in the picture are Mr A J Campbell, Head Postmaster in Inverness (middle) and Mr R J R Measham, Post Office Surveyor for Scotland (right).


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Air Mail Ceremony, Inverness, 1934

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1930s

airfields; Royal Mail; communications

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Airports & Aircraft

This photograph shows Captain Edmund Ernest 'Ted' Fresson, founder and managing director of Highland Airways, accepting two specially woven Post Office airmail pennants from General Sir Frederick Williamson, KCB, Postmaster General, to mark the inaugural flight of Britain's first internal airmail service at normal postal rates. The service operated between Inverness and Kirkwall and began on 29 May 1934.<br /> <br /> One of the pennants was raised on a flagpole between the hangars at the Longman Municipal Aerodrome and the other was attached to the cockpit roof of one of Highland Airways' aircraft.<br /> <br /> Also in the picture are Mr A J Campbell, Head Postmaster in Inverness (middle) and Mr R J R Measham, Post Office Surveyor for Scotland (right). <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.