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TITLE
Delivering the Mail to North Ronaldsay, 1939
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_981_P_19_26
PLACENAME
Orkney
DATE OF IMAGE
July 1939
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Norman A. MacLeod
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11003
KEYWORDS
photograph
post
royal mail
communications
airlines
aircraft
aeroplanes
Orkney
Delivering the Mail to North Ronaldsay, 1939

This photograph shows Captain Ernest Edmund "Ted" Fresson (to the left of the mailbags and wearing overalls) delivering the mail to North Ronaldsay in July 1939.

Fresson was the founder and managing director of Highland Airways Ltd. which began scheduled services between Inverness, Wick and Kirkwall in May 1933. He is considered as one of the great British pilots.

Behind the group is Highland Airways' de Havilland DH84 Dragon, G-ACIT. The aircraft was originally called 'Aberdeen' but was later renamed 'Orcadian'. At the time of writing the plane was at the National Science Museum near Swindon.


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Delivering the Mail to North Ronaldsay, 1939

1930s

photograph; post; royal mail; communications; airlines; aircraft; aeroplanes; Orkney

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

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This photograph shows Captain Ernest Edmund "Ted" Fresson (to the left of the mailbags and wearing overalls) delivering the mail to North Ronaldsay in July 1939.<br /> <br /> Fresson was the founder and managing director of Highland Airways Ltd. which began scheduled services between Inverness, Wick and Kirkwall in May 1933. He is considered as one of the great British pilots.<br /> <br /> Behind the group is Highland Airways' de Havilland DH84 Dragon, G-ACIT. The aircraft was originally called 'Aberdeen' but was later renamed 'Orcadian'. At the time of writing the plane was at the National Science Museum near Swindon. <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.