Gone but not Forgotten: Defunct British Airlines Since 1945

Author(s): Alan Phillips 

ISBN: 9781781556276
£11.89 £16.99
Covers seventy well-known large and small British airlines that have ceased operating since 1946. Famous names gone but not forgotten…
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  • Previously unpublished photographs of defunct British airlines in alphabetical order that disappeared from our skies since 1946

  • Covers a fascinating period of British civil aviation, sadly now long gone

  • Of great interest to aviation enthusiasts, historians and modellers

The British airliners we see today in our airports are the result of numerous takeovers and mergers involving large and small companies.

Gone but not Forgotten: Defunct British Airlines since 1945 covers large numbers of these airlines that have ceased operating since 1946. Some collapsed due to financial difficulties and others were taken over by larger airlines or ceased operating altogether. In post-war Britain, several small airlines were founded and equipped with surplus military aircraft, the most popular being the Douglas Dakota.

This fascinating book features a guide in alphabetical order to each airline accompanied by a brief historical account and interesting images of the aircraft in their distinctive colour schemes. Airlines covered are a selection of large and small aircraft, which flew international and regional routes as well as airlines involved in inclusive tours business.

BOOK ISBN 9781781556276
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 128 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 88 black-and-white and 94 colour photographs



Alan Phillips originated from Pembrokeshire and resides in Colwyn Bay. He was educated in Preseli Secondary School in Crymych and Swansea University. In 1965, Phillips joined the RAF and the Ministry of Defence. As a lifelong aviation enthusiast, he has written articles for aviation magazines as well as several books, including Sixty Years of Leeds Bradford Airport, Military Airfields of Wales, Civil Aviation in Wales, Brawdy, Defending Wales: The Coast and Sea-Lanes and Wales and the Air War 1914-1918.