Imperial Airways - The Definitive Newsreel History 1924-1939

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Imperial Airways – The Definitive Newsreel History 1924-1939 screen title.

Documentary (2011)

Documentary on Britain’s first national airline, the forerunner of BOAC, BEA and the British Airways of today. In 1924, the British Government amalgamated many of the complicated array of pioneering small British airlines into one company, Imperial Airways.

Contents

Blériot XI

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Airco DH.9A

Airco DH.9A of the RAF.
Airco DH.9A of the RAF.
Airco DH.9A of the RAF.
Airco DH.9A of the RAF.

Bristol F.2B Fighter

Bristol F.2B Fighter.
Bristol F.2B Fighter.
Bristol F.2B Fighter.

Handley Page O/400

Handley Page O/400
Handley Page O/400.

Vickers F.B.27A Vimy II

Vickers F.B.27A Vimy II.
Vickers F.B.27A Vimy II.

Vickers F.B.27A Vimy Transatlantic

Vickers F.B.27A Vimy Transatlantic.
Vickers F.B.27A Vimy Transatlantic.
Vickers F.B.27A Vimy Transatlantic.
Vickers F.B.27A Vimy Transatlantic.
Vickers F.B.27A Vimy Transatlantic.

Vickers F.B.28 Vimy Commercial

Vickers F.B.28 Vimy Commercial.

Vickers 169 Victoria

Vickers 169 Victoria.
Vickers 169 Victoria.
Vickers 169 Victoria.

Vickers 100 Virginia

Vickers 100 Virginia.

Airco DH.16

Airco DH.16 from the UK’s first airline company Aircraft Transport and Travel Ltd, starting operation across the channel in the early 1919.
Registration K-130, re-registered G-EACT in 1919, serial n°1.

Reg.K-130 Airco DH.16 of AT&T-Aircraft Transport and Travel Ltd.

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft as the following footage is used in The Conquest of the Air.

Reg.K-130 Airco DH.16 of AT&T-Aircraft Transport and Travel Ltd.
Reg.K-130 Airco DH.16 of AT&T-Aircraft Transport and Travel Ltd.

Farman F.60 Goliath

Farman F.60 Goliath.
Farman F.60 Goliath.

Handley Page H.P.W8B

At London Croydon Airport.
Registration G-EBBG - serial n° W8-2, G-EBBH – serial n° W8-3, G-EBBI – serial n° W8-4. On the right is a W9.
Same aircraft G-EBBG seen in The Imperial Airway - The Work of the British Airways - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Handley Page H.P.W8B and W9 of Imperial Airways.

Same aircraft G-EBBI seen in The Imperial Airway - The Work of the British Airways - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft. At London Croydon Airport.

Reg. G-EBBI Handley Page H.P.W8B R.M.A.Princess Mary of Imperial Airways.

Handley Page H.P.W8F

Registration G-EBIX, serial n° W8-7.

Reg. G-EBIX Handley Page H.P.W8F.

Handley Page H.P.W9

Handley Page H.P.W9 City of New-York of Imperial Airways.
Handley Page H.P.W9 City of New-York of Imperial Airways.
Handley Page H.P.W9 City of New-York of Imperial Airways.

Handley Page H.P.W10

Registration G-EBMM, serial n° W10-1.

Reg. G-EBMM Handley Page H.P.W10 of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBMM Handley Page H.P.W10 of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBMM Handley Page H.P.W10 of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBMM Handley Page H.P.W10 of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBMM Handley Page H.P.W10 of Imperial Airways.

De Havilland DH.50

Registration G-EBFO, serial n° 74.

Reg. G-EBFO De Havilland DH.50 of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBFO De Havilland DH.50 of Imperial Airways.

Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy I

Registration G-EBLF, serial n° AW154.
Same aircraft seen in A Look Forward - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-EBLF Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy I City of Glasgow of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBLF Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy I City of Glasgow of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBLF Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy I City of Glasgow of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBLF Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy I City of Glasgow of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBLF Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy I City of Glasgow of Imperial Airways.

Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy I

Registration G-EBOZ, serial n° AW156.

Reg. G-EBOZ Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy I City of Wellington of Imperial Airways.

Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy II

Registration G-AACI, serial n° AW363.

Reg. G-AACI Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy II City of Liverpool of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AACI Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy II City of Liverpool of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AACI Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy II City of Liverpool of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AACI Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy II City of Liverpool of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AACI Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy II City of Liverpool of Imperial Airways.

Short S.5 Singapore I

Prototype, first designed aircraft.
Registration G-EBUP, serial n° S677.

Reg. G-EBUP Short S.5 Singapore I.
Reg. G-EBUP Short S.5 Singapore I.
Reg. G-EBUP Short S.5 Singapore I.
Reg. G-EBUP Short S.5 Singapore I.

Short S.19 Singapore III

Short S.19 Singapore III.
Short S.19 Singapore III.

Short S.8 Calcutta

Registration G-EBVG, serial n° S712.

Reg. G-EBVG Short S.8 Calcutta.
Reg. G-EBVG Short S.8 Calcutta.
Reg. G-EBVG Short S.8 Calcutta.
Reg. G-EBVG Short S.8 Calcutta.

Short S.8 Calcutta

Registration G-EBVH, serial n° S713.

Reg. G-EBVH Short S.8 Calcutta of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBVH Short S.8 Calcutta of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-EBVH Short S.8 Calcutta of Imperial Airways.

Short S.17 Kent

Registration G-ABFA, serial n° S758.

Reg. G-ABFA Short S.17 Kent Scipio of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABFA Short S.17 Kent Scipio of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABFA Short S.17 Kent Scipio of Imperial Airways.

Short S.17 Kent

Registration G-ABFC, serial n° S760.

Reg. G-ABFC Short S.17 Kent Satyrus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABFC Short S.17 Kent Satyrus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABFC Short S.17 Kent Satyrus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABFC Short S.17 Kent Satyrus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABFC Short S.17 Kent Satyrus of Imperial Airways.

Short S.23 Empire

Registration G-ADHL, serial n° S795.
Same aircraft seen in Flight Fuelling in Mid-Air - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-ADHL Short S.23 Empire Canopus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHL Short S.23 Empire Canopus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHL Short S.23 Empire Canopus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHL Short S.23 Empire Canopus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHL Short S.23 Empire Canopus of Imperial Airways.

Short S.23 Empire

Registration G-ADUU, serial n° S812.

Reg. G-ADUU Short S.23 Empire Cavalier of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADUU Short S.23 Empire Cavalier of Imperial Airways.

Short S.23 Empire

Registration G-ADVE, serial n° S822.

Reg. G-ADVE Short S.23 Empire Centurion of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADVE Short S.23 Empire Centurion of Imperial Airways.

Short S.23 Empire

Registration G-ADUT, serial n° S811. Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-ADUT Short S.23 Empire Centaurus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADUT Short S.23 Empire Centaurus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADUT Short S.23 Empire Centaurus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADUT Short S.23 Empire Centaurus of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADUT Short S.23 Empire Centaurus of Imperial Airways.

Short S.23 Empire

Registration G-ADHM, serial n° S804.
Same aircraft seen in Flight Fuelling in Mid-Air - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-ADHM Short S.23 Empire Caledonia of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHM Short S.23 Empire Caledonia of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHM Short S.23 Empire Caledonia of Imperial Airways.

Short S.23 Empire

Registration G-ADUX, serial n° S815.

Reg. G-ADHM Short S.23 Empire Cassiopea of Imperial Airways.

Registration G-AEUA, serial n° S843.

Reg. G-AEUA Short S.23 Empire Calypso of Imperial Airways.

Registration G-ADVD, serial n° S843.

Reg. G-ADVD Short S.23 Empire Challenger of Imperial Airways.

Short S.23 Empire

Registration VH-ABB (ex-G-AFBK), serial n° S877.

Reg. VH-ABB Short S.23 Empire Coolangatta of Qantas Empire Airways Ltd.
Reg. VH-ABB Short S.23 Empire Coolangatta of Qantas Empire Airways Ltd.

Short S.30 Empire

Registration ZK-AMC (ex-G-AFCY Captain Cook), serial n° S884.

Reg. ZK-AMC Short S.30 Empire Awarua of Tasman Empire Airways Limited.

Short S.21 Maia “Mayo Composite”

Registration G-ADHK, serial n° S797. Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-ADHK Short S.21 Maia of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHK Short S.21 Maia of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHK Short S.21 Maia of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHK Short S.21 Maia of Imperial Airways.

Short S.20 Mercury “Mayo Composite”

Registration G-ADHJ, serial n° S796.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-ADHJ Short S.20 Mercury of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHJ Short S.20 Mercury of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHJ Short S.20 Mercury of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHJ Short S.20 Mercury of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADHJ Short S.20 Mercury of Imperial Airways.

Saunders-Roe A17 Cutty Sark

Saunders-Roe A17 Cutty Sark.

Sikorsky S-42B

Reg. NC-16735 Sikorsky S-42B of PAA-Pan American Airways.
Reg. NC-16735 Sikorsky S-42B of PAA-Pan American Airways.
Reg. NC-16735 Sikorsky S-42B of PAA-Pan American Airways.
Reg. NC-16735 Sikorsky S-42B of PAA-Pan American Airways.
Reg. NC-16735 Sikorsky S-42B of PAA-Pan American Airways.

General Aviation PJ-1

General Aviation PJ-1 of the US Coast Guard.

Short S.6 Sturgeon

In the foreground a Short S.6 Sturgeon, 2nd prototype N200 , c/n S.711.
Short S.8 Calcutta is taking off in the background.

Short S.6 Sturgeon.
Short S.6 Sturgeon.

De Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth

De Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth, with a DH80 Puss Moth on the right.
Registration G-AAAH, serial n° 804.

Reg. G-AAAH De Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth.

Seen at London Croydon Airport.

Reg. G-AAAH De Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth.
De Havilland DH60 Gipsy Moth.

De Havilland DH80A Puss Moth

De Havilland DH80 Puss Moth.
De Havilland DH80 Puss Moth.

Handley Page H.P.42

The prototype, Hannibal's first flight was on 14 November 1930.
Registration G-AAGX, serial n° 42/1.

Reg. G-AAGX Handley Page H.P.42 Hannibal of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAGX Handley Page H.P.42 Hannibal of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAGX Handley Page H.P.42 Hannibal of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAGX Handley Page H.P.42 Hannibal of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAGX Handley Page H.P.42 Hannibal of Imperial Airways.

Handley Page H.P.42

Registration G-AAUD, serial n°42/3.
Same aircraft seen in Air Outpost - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-AAUD Handley Page H.P.42 Hanno of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAUD Handley Page H.P.42 Hanno of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAUD Handley Page H.P.42 Hanno of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAUD Handley Page H.P.42 Hanno of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAUD Handley Page H.P.42 Hanno of Imperial Airways.

Handley Page H.P.45

Registration G-AAXC, serial n° 42/5. Also seen in The Story of Aviation - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-AAXC Handley Page H.P.45 Heracles of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXC Handley Page H.P.45 Heracles of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXC Handley Page H.P.45 Heracles of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXC Handley Page H.P.45 Heracles of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXC Handley Page H.P.45 Heracles of Imperial Airways.

Handley Page H.P.45

Registration G-AAXD, serial n° 42/6.
Also seen in A Look Forward and Air Outpost - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-AAXD Handley Page H.P.45 Horatius of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXD Handley Page H.P.45 Horatius of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXD Handley Page H.P.45 Horatius of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXD Handley Page H.P.45 Horatius of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXD Handley Page H.P.45 Horatius of Imperial Airways.

Handley Page H.P.45

Registration G-AAXE, serial n° 42/7.

Reg. G-AAXE Handley Page H.P.45 Hengist of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXE Handley Page H.P.45 Hengist of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXE Handley Page H.P.45 Hengist of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXE Handley Page H.P.45 Hengist of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AAXE Handley Page H.P.45 Hengist of Imperial Airways.

Armstrong Whitworth Atlas Mk.2

Armstrong Whitworth Atlas Mk.2 of the RAF.

Armstrong Whitworth Atlas Trainer

Armstrong Whitworth Atlas Trainer of the RAF.

Avro 504N

Avro 504N of the RAF.

Spartan Cruiser II

Registration G-ACSM, serial n°10.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-ACSM Spartan Cruiser II.
Reg. G-ACSM Spartan Cruiser II.

At Blackpool Squires Gate Airport.

Reg. G-ACSM Spartan Cruiser II.
Reg. G-ACSM Spartan Cruiser II.

Spartan Cruiser

Reg. G-ABTY the first Cruiser and only one before a major redesign.

Spartan Cruiser.

Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta

Registration G-ABPI, serial n° AW740.

Reg. G-ABPI Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Atalanta of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABPI Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Atalanta of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABPI Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Atalanta of Imperial Airways.

Registration VT-AEG.
Same aircraft seen in Air Outpost - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. VT-AEG Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Aurora of Indian Trans-Continental Airways.
Reg. VT-AEG Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Aurora of Indian Trans-Continental Airways.

Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta

Registration G-ABTL, serial n° AW784.

Reg. G-ABTL Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Astraea of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABTL Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Astraea of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABTL Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Astraea of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABTL Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Astraea of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ABTL Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta Astraea of Imperial Airways.

De Havilland DH84 Dragon 1

De Havilland DH84 Dragon 1.
De Havilland DH84 Dragon 1.
De Havilland DH84 Dragon 1.
De Havilland DH84 Dragon 1.

Registration G-ACNG, serial n° 6069.

Reg.G-ACNG De Havilland DH84 Dragon 1 of Scottish Airways Ltd.

De Havilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide

De Havilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide.
De Havilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide.
De Havilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide.

De Havilland DH86A Express

Registration G-ACVY, serial n° 2302.

Reg. G-ACVY De Havilland DH86A Express Mercury of Railway Air Services.
Reg. G-ACVY De Havilland DH86A Express Mercury of Railway Air Services.
Reg. G-ACVY De Havilland DH86A Express Mercury of Railway Air Services.

De Havilland DH86B Express

Registration G-ADUF, serial n° 2334.

Reg. G-ADUF De Havilland DH86B Express DIDO of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-ADUF De Havilland DH86B Express DIDO of Imperial Airways.

Another one from Qantas Empire Airways Ltd.

De Havilland DH86B Express of Qantas Empire Airways Ltd.

And from British Airways Ltd.

De Havilland DH86B Express of British Airways Ltd.

De Havilland DH86B Express

Registration G-AEWR, serial n° 2354. At Liverpool Airport.

Reg. G-AEWR De Havilland DH86B Express Venus of Railway Air Services.
Reg. G-AEWR De Havilland DH86B Express Venus of Railway Air Services.

Junkers Ju 52/3m

Registration G-AFAP, serial n° 5881.

Reg. G-AFAP Junkers Ju 52/3m of British Airways Ltd.
Reg. G-AFAP Junkers Ju 52/3m of British Airways Ltd.
Reg. G-AFAP Junkers Ju 52/3m of British Airways Ltd.
Reg. G-AFAP Junkers Ju 52/3m of British Airways Ltd.
Reg. G-AFAP Junkers Ju 52/3m of British Airways Ltd.

Lockheed L-10A Electra

Registration G-AESY, serial n° 1102.

Reg. G-AESY Lockheed L-10A Electra of British Airways Ltd.
Reg. G-AESY Lockheed L-10A Electra of British Airways Ltd.
Reg. G-AESY Lockheed L-10A Electra of British Airways Ltd.

Lockheed 14 WF62 Super Electra

Registration G-AFGN, serial n° 1467.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-AFGN Lockheed 14 WF62 Super Electra of British Airways Ltd.
Reg. G-AFGN Lockheed 14 WF62 Super Electra of British Airways Ltd.

Registration G-AFGP, serial n° 1469.

Reg. G-AFGP Lockheed 14 WF62 Super Electra of British Airways Ltd.
Reg. G-AFGP Lockheed 14 WF62 Super Electra of British Airways Ltd.
Reg. G-AFGP Lockheed 14 WF62 Super Electra of British Airways Ltd.

Lockheed 14 Super Electra

Lockheed 14 Super Electra of British Airways Ltd.
Lockheed 14 Super Electra of British Airways Ltd.

De Havilland DH91 Albatross

Registration G-AFDK, serial n° 6804.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-AFDK De Havilland DH91 Albatross Fortuna of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AFDK De Havilland DH91 Albatross Fortuna of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AFDK De Havilland DH91 Albatross Fortuna of Imperial Airways.
Reg. G-AFDK De Havilland DH91 Albatross Fortuna of Imperial Airways.

Boeing Y1B-17

Boeing Y1B-17.
Boeing Y1B-17.
Boeing Y1B-17.


Beardmore R34 Airship

Beardmore R34 Airship of the Royal Air Force.
Beardmore R34 Airship of the Royal Air Force.
Beardmore R34 Airship of the Royal Air Force.
Beardmore R34 Airship of the Royal Air Force.

Royal Airship Works Rigid Airship R101

R101 before the disaster of its crash in October 1930.
Registration G-FAAW, serial n° 101.
Same aircraft seen in A Look Forward - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-FAAW Royal Airship Works Rigid Airship R101.
Reg. G-FAAW Royal Airship Works Rigid Airship R101.
Reg. G-FAAW Royal Airship Works Rigid Airship R101.
Reg. G-FAAW Royal Airship Works Rigid Airship R101.


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