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

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. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Saturday 09 September 1911 Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

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