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By Keith McCloskey

Airwork Ltd/Airwork companies, now owned by way of VT crew plc, has an extended and exotic historical past. It performed a tremendous position in defence aid providers to the RAF, Fleet Air Arm and out of the country air forces, in addition to within the improvement of civil aviation. Created at Heston in 1928, it maintained Whitley bombers and de Havilland Tiger Moths within the Thirties and verified the precursors of the post-WW2 airways of Egypt, India and Rhodesia. Post-war it was once the 1st airline to be offered a troop flying agreement and elevated into civil aviation, constructing flights to Africa and the USA. the most autonomous airline within the Fifties, it turned a part of British United airlines in 1960, additionally developing many airways world wide, together with Deutsche Flugdienst (Condor), Misr-Airwork (Egyptair), and the Sudanese nationwide Airline. right here Keith McCloskey offers the 1st historical past of this crucial airline and divulges its impression on aviation history.

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