On this day in 1965: Sir Geoffrey de Havilland died aged 82

Flight recorded the death of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland a week after the event.

It wrote: “With the passing of [de Havilland] British aviation loses a name that has been prominent in its annals since the very earliest days.”


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Picture credit – Fligthglobal/Barbara Cockburn

Continue reading Flight’s report of the death of this aviation pioneer and take a look at Flight’s “appreciation of DH” published a week later.

Have a look at a gallery of images taken at the de Havilland Aircraft Centre, more images in the Heathrow Trident Collection Gallery and see if you can spot de Havilland Aircraft at the RAF Museum in Hendon, London like the Gipsy Moth pictured.


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