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Map Showing First Far- Eastern Air Routes to Hong Kong

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1936

On 24 March 1936 the first flight carrying airmail from London arrived in Hong Kong via Penang.  This map from ' The Far Eastern Review' shows the new Far Eastern Air Routes used by Britain's 'The Imperial Airways'. 

Hongkong-Penang Route Time Table with London Connections - 1936

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1936

Published in the June 1936 edition of 'The Far Eastern Review' this timetable shows the timings for the newly established once-weekly England-Australia service by The Imperial Airways with connections from Penang to Hong Kong. 

Royal Mail Aircraft "Dorado" in the Hangar at Kai Tak Airport March 1936

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

On 24 March 1936 the first flight carrying airmail from London arrived aboard The Imperail Airways aircraft "Dorado" from Penang.  This phot , scanned from the June 1936 edition of 'The Far Eastern Review' shows the aircraft crew being welcomed by a party of VIPs inside the hangar ar Kai Tak aerodrome

The flight crew of Imperial Airways aircraft "Dorado" with the Governor

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

On 24 March 1936 the first flight carrying airmail from London arrived aboard The Imperail Airways aircraft "Dorado" from Penang.  This photo , scanned from the June 1936 edition of 'The Far Eastern Review' shows the aircraft crew with the the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Andrew Caldecott inside the hangar ar Kai Tak aerodrome.

Map Showing First Far- Eastern Air Routes to Hong Kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

On 24 March 1936 the first flight carrying airmail from London arrived in Hong Kong via Penang.  This map from ' The Far Eastern Review' shows the new Far Eastern Air Routes used by Britain's 'The Imperial Airways'. 

Hongkong-Penang Route Time Table with London Connections - 1936

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

Published in the June 1936 edition of 'The Far Eastern Review' this timetable shows the timings for the newly established once-weekly England-Australia service by The Imperial Airways with connections from Penang to Hong Kong. 

Royal Mail Aircraft "Dorado" in the Hangar at Kai Tak Airport March 1936

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

On 24 March 1936 the first flight carrying airmail from London arrived aboard The Imperail Airways aircraft "Dorado" from Penang.  This phot , scanned from the June 1936 edition of 'The Far Eastern Review' shows the aircraft crew being welcomed by a party of VIPs inside the hangar ar Kai Tak aerodrome

The flight crew of Imperial Airways aircraft "Dorado" with the Governor

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

On 24 March 1936 the first flight carrying airmail from London arrived aboard The Imperail Airways aircraft "Dorado" from Penang.  This photo , scanned from the June 1936 edition of 'The Far Eastern Review' shows the aircraft crew with the the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Andrew Caldecott inside the hangar ar Kai Tak aerodrome.

Imperial Airways Air-Mail service

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

The new air-mail service was by far the fastest way to send a letter between Hong Kong and the UK.

Non-Airmail Post via Trans-Siberian Railway

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Between 1912 and 1932, all mail between the UK and the Far East was routed via the Trans-Siberian Railway unless it was specifically marked for sea-mail, which would take weeks rather than days.

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