Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
George Griffiths - Highland Airways' Chief Engineer
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_986_P12_2A
PLACENAME
unidentified
DATE OF IMAGE
1 December 1934
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11019
KEYWORDS
aircraft
aeroplanes
Royal Mail
communications
George Griffiths - Highland Airways' Chief Engineer

Highland Airways' Chief Engineer, George Griffiths, is pictured attaching the domestic Air Mail Pennant onto the roof of de Havilland Dragon, G-ACCE. It marked the commencement of the Inverness to Wick air airmail service.

Highland Airways, founded by Captain Ernest Edmund "Ted" Fresson, began the first scheduled flights in the Highlands between Inverness, Wick and Kirkwall in 1933. After 12 months of successful operations the company was awarded a contract by the Royal Mail to begin an airmail service between Inverness and Kirkwall. This was Britain's first internal scheduled airmail service at normal postal rates and it commenced on 29 May 1934.


This image can be purchased.
For further information about purchasing and prices please email the
Highland Photographic Archive quoting the External ID.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

George Griffiths - Highland Airways' Chief Engineer

1930s

aircraft; aeroplanes; Royal Mail; communications

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Airports & Aircraft

Highland Airways' Chief Engineer, George Griffiths, is pictured attaching the domestic Air Mail Pennant onto the roof of de Havilland Dragon, G-ACCE. It marked the commencement of the Inverness to Wick air airmail service.<br /> <br /> Highland Airways, founded by Captain Ernest Edmund "Ted" Fresson, began the first scheduled flights in the Highlands between Inverness, Wick and Kirkwall in 1933. After 12 months of successful operations the company was awarded a contract by the Royal Mail to begin an airmail service between Inverness and Kirkwall. This was Britain's first internal scheduled airmail service at normal postal rates and it commenced on 29 May 1934. <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.