IWM catalogue record
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A B-24 Liberator (RAF serial number AM-261, US Serial number 40-699) of Ferry Command prepares for take off at Prestwick, Scotland, with the Duke of Kent on board, bound for Canada. This was the first occasion on which a member of the Royal Family crossed the Atlantic by aircraft.
Military site : airfield
Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...