Events for Wednesday 9th June 2021
On This Day in History
Offical Opening of Gatwick Airport9th June 1958
Queen Elizabeth II flew into the new airport in a de Havilland Heron of the Queen's Flight to perform the opening. The first "official" flight to depart Gatwick following the opening ceremony was a BEA DC-3 operating a charterfor Surrey County Council to Jersey and Guernsey.
Further ReadingLondon's Airports
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