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Croydon Airport Collection

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: Amy Johnson broadcasting from Croydon Airport, 1930, (1933). Creator: Unknown

Amy Johnson broadcasting from Croydon Airport, 1930, (1933). Creator: Unknown
Amy Johnson broadcasting from Croydon Airport, 1930, (1933). In 1930, British aviator Johnson (1903-1941) became the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in her DH60 Moth aeroplane Jason

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: The first Indian Air Mail arrives at Croydon Airport, south London, 1929, (1935)

The first Indian Air Mail arrives at Croydon Airport, south London, 1929, (1935). April 14 marked an advance in the history of aerial transport when the first Indian Air Mail arrived at Croydon

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: Jim Mollison at Croydon Airport, 1931, (1933). Creator: Unknown

Jim Mollison at Croydon Airport, 1931, (1933). Creator: Unknown
Jim Mollison at Croydon Airport, 1931, (1933). On August 6, 1931, James Mollison broke, by one day, the Australia-England record established but a few days before by his friend C.W.A. Scott

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: The wireless transmission room at Croydon Aerodrome, south London, 1928, (1935). Creator: Unknown

The wireless transmission room at Croydon Aerodrome, south London, 1928, (1935). Creator: Unknown
The wireless transmission room at Croydon Aerodrome, south London, 1928, (1935). A view of a wireless transmission room, whence contacts can be made with pilots in the air as to direction

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: Where Officers of a Great Aerodrome Keep Contact with the Flying Pilots, c1935

Where Officers of a Great Aerodrome Keep Contact with the Flying Pilots, c1935. The Control Tower of Croydon Airport, also known as London Terminal Aerodrome or London Airport

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: Cars at the Riley Motor Club Rally, Croydon Aerodrome, 25 April 1931. Artist: Bill Brunell

Cars at the Riley Motor Club Rally, Croydon Aerodrome, 25 April 1931. Artist: Bill Brunell
Place: Croydon. Riley M.C. Rally. Date: 25.4.31

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, Croydon Aerodrome, 25 April 1931. Artist: Bill Brunell

Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, Croydon Aerodrome, 25 April 1931. Artist: Bill Brunell
A.W. Argosy Vehicle Reg. No. G-aEJ. Place: Croydon. Riley M.C. Rally. Date: 25.4.31

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: Handley Page W10, Croydon Aerodrome, 25 April 1931. Artist: Bill Brunell

Handley Page W10, Croydon Aerodrome, 25 April 1931. Artist: Bill Brunell
Handley Page aircraft W10 Vehicle Reg. No. G-EBMM. Unidentified aircraft Vehicle Reg. No. F-ALC? Place: Croydon. Riley M.C. Rally. Date: 25.4.31

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: Riley Motor Club Rally, Croydon Aerodrome, 25 April 1931. Artist: Bill Brunell

Riley Motor Club Rally, Croydon Aerodrome, 25 April 1931. Artist: Bill Brunell
Place: Croydon. Riley M.C. Rally. Date: 25.4.31

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: The Customs Office at London Airport, 1925

The Customs Office at London Airport, 1925. Pictured from the side where incoming and outgoing aircraft are cleared. To the left is the control tower. Londons first airport opened in 1920 at Croydon

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: Aerial view of London Airport, 1925

Aerial view of London Airport, 1925. Londons first airport opened in 1920 at Croydon. It was created by amalgamating two adjacent World War I airfields, Waddon Aerodrome and Beddington Aerodrome

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: A German Junkers airliner arriving at Croydon Airport, c1934 (c1937)

A German Junkers airliner arriving at Croydon Airport, c1934 (c1937). From Wonders of World Aviation, Vol. 1, by Clarence Winchester. [The Amalgamated Press Ltd, London, c1937]

Background imageCroydon Airport Collection: Loading mails on board an Imperial Airways liner at Croydon Airport, c1936 (c1937). Artist: GPO

Loading mails on board an Imperial Airways liner at Croydon Airport, c1936 (c1937). Artist: GPO
Loading mails on board an Imperial Airways liner at Croydon Airport, c1936 (c1937). The mail is brought from London to the aerodrome in streamlined cars painted blue to distinguish the airmail


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