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An Aeronautical History of the Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway Region

Part 3: 1931 to 1939

Peter Connon


IT was thrilling, stylish, adventurous, heroic … and potentially deadly dangerous. The Golden Age of Aviation that started in 1927 with Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic in Spirit of St. Louis was in full flow in Britain throughout the 1930s. The Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway region’s story during that fast-moving decade of aircraft advancement has now been published in fascinating detail by Carlisle flying enthusiast Peter Connon.

This third volume tells of the years 1931 to 1939. It fulfils the dual role of a serious historical work and the telling of good stories. Each of the years is written as a narrative that grips the reader’s attention. The 438 pages are lit up by no fewer than 500 photographs. Much of the material has not been published before.


Peter Connon



Publication Date:

2017 June


Hardback; 300 x 220mm




Black and white photographs throughout