The First Official Airmail Service in the UK – Hendon and Windsor, 9 September 1911

Posted on September 8th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

To celebrate the coronation of King George V, the first official air mail service in the UK started operating on 9 September 1911, between Hendon and Windsor.

One of the first items for posting was a copy of the suffragette publication, ‘Votes for Women’, which was sent to the PM, H.H. Asquith, by a local group of suffragettes.

historical newspaper report on The First Official Airmail Service in the UK

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Saturday 09 September 1911

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