Imperial Airways – 1932: Cape Town to London

Imperial Airways

 

Flight Details

Known Cover Listing

59 of 3,400 from Bulawayo
Date FrankedAdresseeOriginDestinationNotes
28th January, 1932Besley, F.JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
28th January, 1932Besley, F.JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
25th January, 1932Blum, P.JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaSalisbury, S.RhodesiaNot Claimed
28th January. 1932Carr & CoBulawayo, S.RhodesiaSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
28th January, 1932Robertson, JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
23rd January, 1932Brookman, EdwardVictoria Falls, S.RhodesiaSusex, EnglandVia Bulawayo
28th January, 1932Champion, TheodoreBulawayo, S.RhodesiaParis, France
28th January, 1932Coombe, H.JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Cortts & Co (?)Bulawayo, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Davis, J.SBulawayo, S.RhodesiaAngelsey, England
28th January, 1932Hannah, John M.CBulawayo, S.RhodesiaEdinburgh, Scotland
28th January, 1932Henderson, RoyBulawayo, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Jensen, Aaron ABulawayo, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Knight, E.MBulawayo, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
25th January, 1932Koslowsky, FA. JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaLibau, LatviaVia London, England
28th January, 1932Morfee, S.BBulawayo, S.RhodesiaSouthamption, England
20th January, 1932Robertson, Alan WBulawayo, S.RhodesiaSurrey, England
28th January, 1932Robertson, JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaKent, England
27th January, 1932Ronald, J.CFigtree, S.RhodesiaDevon, EnglandVia Bulawayo
28th January, 1932Sidders, G.CBulawayo, S.RhodesiaKent, England
28th January, 1932Strebel, JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Strebel, JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Strebel, JBulawayo, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Stuart, AnneBulawayo, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932AmtssekretarSalisbury, S.RhodesiaVienna, Austria
28th January, 1932Argus Newspapers S.A LtdSalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Atkinson, MissSalisbury, S.RhodesiaEssex, England
25th January, 1932Bolingcoke, T (?)Salisbury, S.RhodesiaHauts, England
27th January, 1932Brown, L.WSalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Champion, TheodoreSalisbury, S.RhodesiaParis, France
28th January, 1932Chapman, PatsySalisbury, S.RhodesiaHauts, England
27th January, 1932Coleman, EdwardSalisbury, S.RhodesiaSurrey, England
28th January, 1932Cook, ESalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Davis, J.SSalisbury, S.RhodesiaAnglesey, England
26th January, 1932Deakin, ISalisbury, S.RhodesiaBromsgrove, England
Xth January, 1932Forand, W (?)Salisbury, S.RhodesiaCornwall, England
28th January, 1932Fremlin, HSalisbury, S.RhodesiaHuddersfield, England
28th January, 1932Friends Book (?)Salisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Gardiner, NaomiSalisbury, S.RhodesiaWallingford, England
28th January, 1932Jensen, Aaron ASalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, EnglandC/- Imperial Airways
28th January, 1932King, Geo JSalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Luackeown, CSalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
26th January, 1932Marsh, J O Salisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Marsh, J O Salisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, EnglandC/- G Lindman
28th January, 1932Mellor, Lady (Mabel)Salisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
27th January, 1932Morse, R S RSalisbury, S.RhodesiaCheetsham, England
28th January, 1932Noble, WilliamSalisbury, S.RhodesiaWarwickshore, England
28th January, 1932Owen, MrsSalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Paterson, JSalisbury, S.RhodesiaDollar, Scotland
28th January, 1932London & Rhodesian (?)Salisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Robinson, FSalisbury, S.RhodesiaYorkshire, England
26th January, 1932Rolfe, R.GSalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932Stone, V WSalisbury, S.RhodesiaBristol, England
28th January, 1932Tweeddale, HSalisbury, S.RhodesiaEssex, England
28th January, 1932van der Biljl, DollySalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England
28th January, 1932van der Haeghen, MSalisbury, S.RhodesiaBruges, Belgium
28th January, 1932Watkins, H CSalisbury, S.RhodesiaBarnet, England
28th January, 1932Webster, MrsSalisbury, S.RhodesiaWestbury, England
27th January, 1932Yale, LSalisbury, S.RhodesiaLondon, England

RANA – 1935: Beira > Umtali > Salisbury

Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways

 

 

Flight Details

  • Date: 5th October, 1935
  • Pilot: J A C Florence
  • Total covers: Unknown
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Further Reading

Known Cover Listing

Beira to Umtali - 0 of Unknown
Umtali to Salisbury - 5 of 15
Date FrankedAdresseeSourceDestinationNotes
5th October, 1935Davidson, LUmtaliLimbe, NyaslandSigned by Pilot
4th October, 1935Jarvis, WUmtaliCape Town, S.Africa
5th October, 1935Morgan, AUmtaliLusaka, N.Rhodesia
5th October, 1935Richardson, HUmtaliSalisburyC/- Rhodesian Railways
5th October, 1935Wyndham, L.AUmtaliSalisbury

1932 – First Regular Mail Service to Cape Town

First Regular Mail Service to Cape Town

20 January – 2nd February 1932

Flight Details

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Imperial Airways Ltd

Imperial Airways Ltd

Bulawayo

In 1924, four fledgling airlines, including Daimler Airways (a successor to AT&T) merge to form Imperial Airways Limited, operating from the new London airport at Croydon to all corners of the British Empire and the Continent. Imperial Airways had an office in Bulawayo.

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RANA – 1935: Salisbury > Umtali > Beira

Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways

 

 

Flight Details

Further Reading

Known Cover Listing

Salisbury to Umtali - 5 of Unknown
Umtali to Beira - 1 of 130
Date FrankedAdresseeSourceDestinationNotes
3rd October, 1935Morgan, A SalisburyUmtali
3rd October, 1935Morgan, ASalisbury Umtali
3rd October, 1935Wyndham, L.ASalisburyUmtali
3rd October, 1935Wyndham, L.ASalisburyUmtali
3rd October, 1935Wyndham, L.ASalisbury Umtali
3rd October, 1935Wyndham, L.ASalisburyUmtali
3rd October, 1935Morgan, AUmtaliBeira

RANA – 1934: Blantyre to Salisbury

Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways

 

Flight Details

Further Reading

Known Cover Listing

68 of 3639

Date FrankedAdresseeDestinationNotes
7th March, 1934Alfred, Patrick (?)London, UK
8th March, 1934Anderson, LHove, UK
7th March, 1934Armstrong, David??, Ireland
8th March, 1934Ashley, Elaine-MarieLondon, UK
8th March, 1934Ashley, Elaine-MarieLondon, UK
7th March, 1934Barron, BrianSalisbury, S.RhodesiaImperial Tobbaco Co Ltd
8th March 1934Bealder, W (?)??, UK
7th Marth, 1934Benge, MissAuckland, New ZealandVia Cape Town, S.Africa
8th March, 1934Blain, G.ABirmingham, UK
7th March, 1934Charlton, W.H.DSurrey, UKRedirected
8th March, 1934Christowitz, C. HCapetown, S.A
7th March, 1934Coleman, EdwardSurrey, UK
8rd March, 1934Coole. C.ASurrey, UK
8th March, 1934Coole, C.ASurrey, UK
8th March, 1934Crutchley, MissLondon, UK
8th March, 1934Danveau, AndreeParis, France
8th March, 1934Danveau, AndreeParis, France
8th March, 1934Dickie, JasDumfries, Scotland
8th March, 1934Frew, RLondon, UK
7th March, 1934Gallow, N.FSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
8th March, 1934Irvine, R.APerth, ScotlandC/- Mechie
Xth March, 1934Joseph, G.W.NWarrington, UK
Xth March, 1934Lennards LtdBristol, UK
7th March, 1934MacCallum, JRoodepoort, Transvaal
7th March, 1934MacCallum, JRoodepoort, Transvaal
8th March, 1934MacHerd, DavidManchester, UK
7th March, 1934McNeil, C.HSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
Xth March, 1934Mitchell, GeorgeGlasgow, Scotland
7th March, 1934Ness, JanetGlasgow, Scotland
7th March, 1934Orr, W.JMbeya, Tanganyika
7th March, 1934Orr, W.JMpika, N.Rhodesia
7th March, 1934Orr, AgnesGlasgow, Scotland
8th March, 1934Paterson, RichardHelensburgh, Scotland
8th March, 1934Paterson, RichardSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
8th March, 1934Paterson, RichardHelensburgh, Scotland
8th March, 1934Rawlins, JeanSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
8th March, 1934Redpath, Stuart JNairobi, KenyaUnclaimed
8th March, 1934Redpath, Stuart JCairo, EgyptRetour
8th March, 1934Ripick, N.LCleveland, Ohio
7th March, 1934Robertson, JSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
7th March, 1934Robertson, JJohannesburg, S.Africa
7th March, 1934Robertson, JWindhoek, S.W.A
8th March, 1934Seiler, FLondon, UK
7th March, 1934Slesser, JGlasgow, Scotland
8th March, 1934Smith, H.DAdelaide, S.AustraliaKarachi - Cancelled 16th March, 1934
7th March, 1934Smye, Cpt T.AGosport, UK
7th March, 1934Solomon, I.LCape Town, S.Africa
8th March, 1934Stephens, FrankBloemfomtein, S.Africa
8th March, 1934Storey, A.JSalisbury, S.RhodesiaC/-Vincent & Loynes
8th March, 1934Thompson. Cpt G.TSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
7th March, 1934Tunstall, WSalisbury, S.Rhodesia
7th March, 1934Tunstall, WNairobi, Kenya
7th March, 1934Tunstall, WNairobi, Kenya
8th March, 1934VanOs, H.GBatavia-Centrum, Netherlands
7th March, 1934Wheatcroft, W.ECape Town, S.AfricaC/- L.A Wyndham
8th March, 1934Wheatcroft, W.ELeicester, UK
7th March, 1934Wheatcroft, W.ELeicester, UK
8th March, 1934Wiley, HughDodoma, TanganyikaUnknown
8th March, 1934Wratten, Elaine (?)X, S.Africa
8th March, 1934Wyndham, L.AElizabethville, Belgian CongoC/- Thos, Cook & Son
2nd March, 1934Wyndham, L.ACape Town, S.Africa
7th March, 1934Wyndham, L.AElizabethville, Belgian-CongoC/- J.Contret
Thos, Cook & Son
8th March, 1934Wyndham, L.AWindhoek, S.W.AC/- W Senteve
Legislative Assembly
7th March, 1934Wyndham, L.AAlexandria, EgyptC/- G.E.E Rowe
Imperial Airways Ltd
7th March, 1934Wyndham, L.ACalcutta, IndiaC/- Lady Ezra
7th March, 1934Wyndham, L.AWindhoek, S.W.AC/- W.Schrve
Legislative Assembly
7th March, 1934Yeats, F.ASalisbury, S.Rhodesia

RANA – 1934: Salisbury to Blantyre

Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways

 

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Flight Details

Further Reading

Known Cover Listing

24 of 1484
Date FrankedAdresseeDestinationNotes
8th March, 1934Bellia, Ing. AldeliaCholo
Xth March, 1934Besley, F.SLimbeC/- L.J Davidson
9th March, 1934Bowman, E.DZombaEducation office
8th March, 1934Crompton, J.WBlantyreSenior Postmaster
9th March, 1934Curnock, V.CZomba
9th March, 1934Curnock, V.CZomba
8th March 1934Davies, EBlantyreSigned by Pilot
8th March, 1934Hiteu, L (?)LimbeTrans Zambesi Railways
9th March, 1934Jarvis, A.R (?)BlantyreC/- RANA
9th March, 1934Kennedy, PatBlantyreC/- Mr Compton
Postmaster
9th March, 1934Kennedy, W.HBlantyreC/- Mr Crompton
9th March, 1934Orr, W.SLimbe
3rd March, 1934Owen, G.WLiliongwe
8th March, 1934Post MasterBlantyre
8th March, 1934RANABlantyreC/- C.J Christowitz
7th March, 1934Rawlins, Cpt. A. DendyBlantyreC/- F.E Copping
8th March, 1934Solomon, A.JBlantyreC/- RANA
8th March, 1934Standard Bank of S.A.Blantyre
9th March, 1934Stephens, FredBlantyreC/- Senior Postmaster
8th March, 1934Thomson, G.IBlantyreC/- C.J Christowitz
Signed by Pilot
9th March, 1934Tunstall, WLimbe
9th March, 1934Tunstall, WLimbe
8th March, 1934Ward, D.BBlantyreC/- C.J Christowitz
Signed by Pilot

British United Airways

British United Airways

British United Airways (BUA) began as Airwork in 1928. During the 1930s, it helped establish the predecessors of the post-World War II national airlines of India, Egypt and Rhodesia.

By the time Airwork merged with Hunting-Clan to form BUA, the former’s air transport subsidiaries already includeded Airwork Helicopters,Air Charter, Bristow Helicopters, Channel Air Bridge, Transair and Morton Air Services. 

Airwork changed its name to British United Airways on 19 May 1960, which preceded BUA’s official formation on 1 July of that year.

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