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TITLE
Hoisting the Air Mail Pennant, 1934
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_981_P_19_35
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
29 May 1934
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11005
KEYWORDS
airfields
Royal Mail
communications
Hoisting the Air Mail Pennant, 1934

This photograph shows Captain Ernest Edmund "Ted" Fresson hoisting one of two special Post Office Air Mail pennants between the hangars at the Longman Municipal Aerodrome in Inverness. The occasion is the inaugural flight of Britain's first internal scheduled airmail service at normal postal rates. The service operated between Inverness and Kirkwall and began on 29 May 1934.

Fresson was the founder and managing director of Highland Airways and he flew the first mails (around 2000 letters) later that day.


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Hoisting the Air Mail Pennant, 1934

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1930s

airfields; Royal Mail; communications

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Airports & Aircraft

This photograph shows Captain Ernest Edmund "Ted" Fresson hoisting one of two special Post Office Air Mail pennants between the hangars at the Longman Municipal Aerodrome in Inverness. The occasion is the inaugural flight of Britain's first internal scheduled airmail service at normal postal rates. The service operated between Inverness and Kirkwall and began on 29 May 1934.<br /> <br /> Fresson was the founder and managing director of Highland Airways and he flew the first mails (around 2000 letters) later that day. <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.