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Memorial: Croydon aircraft

Inscription

{On an information board attached to the terminal building, behind the plane:}
De Havilland Heron
The aircraft on display is a De Havilland Heron with the registration G-AOXL of the Morton Airline which flew the last scheduled flight from Croydon to Rotterdam in September 1959 when the airport closed. In the 1950's Morton Air Services flew regular services to the European cities and the Channel Islands. This aircraft was purchased and restored by the Westmead Business Group after lying derelict at Biggin Hill for many years. Full technical details of the Heron are displayed in Airport House together with one of the Gypsy Queen engines.
Croydon Airport Society

Site: Croydon airport (3 memorials)

CR0, Purley Way

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49315

Morton Air Services

A very early independent British airline. Eventually absorbed into British U...

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49316

Westmead Business Group

A business closely associated with Croydon Airport.

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48634

Croydon airport

Croydon was London's first international airport. The terminal building, 1928...

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48610

Croydon airport opening

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48609

Croydon airport terminal building

Croydon's Heritage Croydon airport terminal building, 1928 - 1959, one of the...

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