1933 – Nyasaland Air Week – First Flight from Nyasaland to Fort Jameson

Nyasaland Air Week

1933 – First Flight from Nyasaland to Fort Jameson

The 2nd flight as part of the Nyasaland Air Week flew from Zomba to Fort Jameson, Northern Rhodesia. A special cover was produced by Major H.E. Green with a print run of 510 covers.

Flight Details

  • Dep Date: 5th June, 1933
  • Arr Date: 6th June, 1933
  • Carrier: R.A.F.
  • Total Covers: 261

First Flight Covers

From Blantyre
From Limbe
From Zomba

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1933 – Nyasaland Air Week

Nyasaland Air Week

30th May – 10th June, 1933

In 1933, to celebrate the first visit of the Royal Air Force to Nyasaland, an Air Rally was organised to which the South Africa Air Force and various aero clubs in Africa were invited. The event was an opportunity for the the Governor of Nyasaland to promote air communications.

The Royal Air Force provided flights of five bomber planes under group Captain C. W. H. Pulford and the South Africa Air Force sent a flight of four bomber planes and some twelve private aircraft (mostly from the Johannesburg Aero Club).

Combined operations were carried out with the King’s African Rifles and Nyasaland Police at Blantyre, Zomba and Lilongwe with many trial flights provided to the European residents.

The event also provided an opportunity to promote the 1st domestic and international mail services for the Communications Advisory Board who were considering the possibility of an inter-territorial connecting service to the Imperial Airways London to Cape Town mail service at Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.

Events

References

1933 – Nyasaland Air Week – First Internal Mail Flight

Nyasaland Air Week

1933 – First Internal Mail Flight

The first internal air mail left Chileka field (near Blantyre) to Lilongwe. A special cover was produced by Major H.E. Green with a print run of 510 covers.

Flight Details

  • Dep Date: 30th May, 1933
  • Arr Date: 30th May, 1933
  • Carrier: R.A.F.
  • Total Covers: 355

First Flight Covers

From Blantyre
From Zomba

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Zeppelin – 7th Flight to South America

Zeppelin

1st Flight to South America

Date: 1st September, 1934

Route: Imperial Airways via Cairo to London. Onwards to Friedrichshafen

Flight Covers

First Regular Flight 1932 – From Fort Jameson to London

First Regular Service 1932

Imperial Airways (connecting mail)

Fort Jameson to Sudan

1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight – From Nyasaland to England

Imperial Airways Ltd

1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight

 

Limbe to England
Zomba to England

First Regular Flight 1932 – From Blantyre to Cape Town

First Regular Service 1932

Imperial Airways (connecting mail)

From Blantyre to Springs

First Regular Flight 1932 – From Limbe to Cape Town

First Regular Service 1932

Imperial Airways (connecting mail)

Limbe to Cape Town
Limbe to Johannesburg

First Regular Flight 1932 – From Limbe to London

First Regular Service 1932

Imperial Airways (connecting mail)

Limbe to Egypt
Limbe to England
Limbe to Kenya
Limbe to Scotland
Limbe to Sudan

 

 

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