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4/25/1935: Cambrian Airways is Established

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the British airline Cambrian Airways (CS) was established by Kenneth Davies in 1935 as Cambrian Air Services.

Cambrian’s first base was RAF Pengam Moors airfield, to the east of Cardiff. A single de Havilland DH.60 Moth was acquired and used for tourist flights and to train pilots.

With the outbreak of World War II, CS was grounded. But on January 1, 1946, it became the first British airline to restart operations after the end of hostilities with a charter flight from Cardiff to Bristol.

Eight Douglas DC-3s were operated by CS. (Photo: RuthAS, CC BY read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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