Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939

by Peter Wingent | 2nd printing 2015, Airmail Collector, ISBN 0 9518598 0 3

Subject: Flight details, identified by the official IA service numbers, of every service between the UK and Africa from 1931 to 1939.

Content:  includes every timetable in operation during the period, maps detailing every change of route, charts, timetables, crashes, interruptions and delays, connecting flights, name of aircraft, year calendar and miscellaneous notes.  Contains  some 20,000 facts covering nearly 2000 airmail services. An essential reference for determining the route and progress of a specific flight on any particular date.

Starts with the first regular mail flight from Croydon-Mwanza in February 1931 and ends with the last Southampton-Durban flying boat service before WWII broke out. There are also details of the 1936-39 Kano-Khartoum service and its westward extensions.

Format: A4, spiral bound, 211 pages, 30 primary references, index (400+ entries), illustrated.