Five men standing under an Avro Nene Lancastrian



Five men standing under an Avro Nene Lancastrian


Four men standing in line. The two on the left wear overalls and the second from left is shaking hands with a man wearing coat and hat in the centre. To the right another two men both in overalls. The man on the far right is wearing side cap. Above is a jet engine outboard of a propeller engine. In the background left a man standing by a fuel bowser. On the reverse 'Roy Chadwick the designer saying thankyou after first Nene Jet flight to Paris 1946, on a Lancastrian. First flight of an "Airliner" powered by jets between two countries, London - Paris Nov 1946. [pencil note- VH742 Lancastrian Nene 1, 8 Aug 1946, first flight by Sqn Ldr R Shephard] Roy Chadwick's writing of the date'.


Charles E Brown




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