Flights of the Navigator

Development and demonstration of the Decca Navigator system took the company’s representatives far and wide. The late Peter Huggins flew its fleet of aircraft, and in a memoir he recalls some of his rich experiences

Ambassador G-ALZP shortly after its conversion for use by Decca.

DECCA DEMONSTRATORS

Avro XIX G-AGWE had been Anson C19 TX201 with the RAF before going to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and then Decca in 1953. This shot of it was probably taken at Croydon a couple of years later. Decca also flew G-AGPB, which was lost in a fatal accident during 1954.
PETER R. MARCH

I joined the Decca Navigator Company in November 1952. During my years with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, I had been doing a lot of work with the firm and got to know many of the staff. I had learned much about the Decca system and its possibilities for air traffic control.

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