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Holyhead Harbour
Ships and Harbours
No: 898   Contributor: Andrew Wright   Year: 1940   Country: United Kingdom
Holyhead Harbour

I hope nobody minds if I do this aswell the other plane picture being new, this one is very old.
Picture added on 25 January 2007
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The aircraft looks very much like an Airspeed Ferry, with the third engine located on the upper wing to give the pilot a better view. The first two of these aircraft were used by Sir Alan Cobham for his National Aviation Days. The first aircraft G-ABSI Youth of Britain II first flew on 10 April 1932 from Sherburn-in-Elmet, followed soon after by the second aircraft G-ABSJ Youth of Britain III. In two years the two aircraft carried 92, 000 passengers.
The third (G-ACBT) and fourth (G-ACFB) aircraft were built for Midland and Scottish Air Ferries Ltd and used on services from Renfrew to Campbeltown, Belfast and Speke. I would guess the picture was taken pre-war.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 30 January 2008.
Yes possibly pre war or very soon after when my grandfather demobbed.


Added by Andrew Wright on 30 January 2008.
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