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British Industrial History

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Instone Air Line

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1920 February: The Instone Airline Limited started Hounslow to Paris services. Head: Theodore Instone.

March: Hounslow was closed and flights switched to Croydon, the new London Airport.

1922 Instone introduced uniforms for pilots and staff, believed to be the first airline service uniforms.

1924 The British government implemented the recommendations of the Hambling Committee about the future of British air services. Imperial Airways was incorporated on 31 March to develop British commercial air transport on an economic basis. The new airline took over the fleets of:

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  • History of BA [1]