1932 De Havilland DH 80A Puss Moth, Frys of Somerdale – Karachi Picture

1932 De Havilland DH 80A Puss Moth, Frys of Somerdale

Norman Edgar & Co, Whitchurch. Operated on aerial delivery services with effect from 13.9.32 by J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd from their factory strip at Somerdale; painted in Fry’s Chocolate colours.

indebted to Bob Hopkins for the following information.

De Havilland DH 80A Puss Moth registered as G-ABWZ
On charter from Norman Edgar / Western Airways
Norman Edgar had a showroom at Whitchurch airport that was originally Merlyn Motors the local De Haviland distributors, they had a showroom in Whiteladies road, Bristol.

Date: 17-DEC-1938

Type: de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator: The Plymouth & District Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-ABWZ
C/n / msn: 2236
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities: 0

Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire – United Kingdom
Phase: En route

Nature: Private

Departure airport: Plymouth Roborough Airport, Devon (EGHD)

Destination airport: Kidlington Aerodrome, Oxfordshire (OXF/EGTK)

Narrative:
Registered G-ABWZ [C of R 3767] 5.32 to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Brooklands. C of A 3487 issued 13.6.32. Re-registered [C of R 3888] 7.32 to Norman W.G. Edgar.

Norman Edgar & Co, Whitchurch. Operated on aerial delivery services with effect from 13.9.32 by J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd from their factory strip at Somerdale; painted in Fry’s Chocolate colours.

Loaned by Fry’s to the Marquis of Douglas & Clydesdale’s Houston-Mount Everest Expedition and flown by Air Commodore P.F.M. Fellowes. Departed Heston for Karachi 16.2.33; returned to UK 15.5.33. Still painted in Fry’s Chocolate colours in mid 1935, but removed by 9.35.

Operated (from 7.34) by Edgar’s company, Norman Edgar (Western Airways) Ltd, Weston-super-Mare, (Major E Cadbury),

Managing Director of Fry’s, had an investment in Norman Edgar Western Airways). Probably transferred 10.38 to Western Airways Ltd (on take-over by Straight Corporation Ltd). Registered 9.12.38 to The Plymouth & District Aero Club Ltd, Roborough.

Crashed near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire 17.12.38. Registration cancelled with effect from 17.12.38 on census.

A model of the aircraft in Fry`s colours was sold for £690 in 1999

Image published by brizzle born and bred on 2018-01-12 06:48:27 and used under Creative Commons license.

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