Aireborough Historical Society

AVRO

AVRO, Yeadon. 1940s

Title
AVRO
Date As Shown
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
X138
Comment
1940s: In the background is an AVRO York transport aircraft, it was developed in 1941 and used to transport goods, troops VIPs etc.
During the Berlin Airlift 1948/9 the Yorks made over 58,000 trips almost half of the British sorties.
In front of the aircraft are a group of AVRO workers, on the right of the back row is Molly Williams.
During the 1939-45 War 17,000 workers were employed in aircraft production at AVRO, 60% of them were women.
Over 5,000 aircraft were built there until production ceased and the factory was closed in January 1949.
PU111

Undated: On the left is Fred Hayes, moving right are, ? Len Spilling, ? Stan Whiston, Pam Worral, Jack Betley, Harry ?, ?

The group is stood in front of an AVRO York aircraft.

      Pamela Langford nee Worral was the daughter of Captain Henry Vernon Worral MBE, he served with distinction in the Royal Navy Air Service in WW1. He then became the chief flying instructor for the Yorkshire Aero Club and was influential in the foundation of what was to become Leeds Bradford Airport.

Donated by Barbara Hayes




 

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