BOAC’s Flying Boats

Charles Woodley tells the story of BOAC’s flying boat services which traversed the globe.

BRITISH AIRWAYS 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

The Solent entered service in May 1948 when G-AKNO was named City of London in a ceremony near the Tower of London. The type could carry up to 36 passengers. Short Brothers & Harland

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was established in November 1939 and on April 1 the following year took over the assets and operations of Imperial Airways and the original British Airways.

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