EAW028261 ENGLAND (1950). Percival P-50 Prince 2 G-ALWH in flight over Freshfield Crossways, Horsted Keynes, 1950

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Title [EAW028261] Percival P-50 Prince 2 G-ALWH in flight over Freshfield Crossways, Horsted Keynes, 1950
Reference EAW028261
Date 27-March-1950
Link
Place name HORSTED KEYNES
Parish HORSTED KEYNES
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 538099, 125785
Longitude / Latitude -0.031050987847419, 51.014301065735
National Grid Reference TQ381258

Pins

PERCIVAL P50 PRINCE SERIES 2 owned by Shell Refining in 1950

JohnM
Wednesday 30th of April 2014 01:32:31 PM

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 02:08:54 PM
Horsted Keynes

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 02:07:26 PM
Cockhaise Farm

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 02:02:14 PM
Wildboar Bridge

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 02:00:54 PM
Freshfield Crossways

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 01:59:19 PM

Class31
Sunday 23rd of February 2014 06:59:58 AM
Now The Bluebell Railway!

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 01:59:58 PM

User Comment Contributions

Thanks for the details everyone. We’ll update the catalogue with the new location data and post the revised record here in due course.



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Tuesday 29th of April 2014 02:49:14 PM
No surprise to see this aircraft in an Aerofilms image. The Percival Aircraft Co, formed in 1933, was bought by the Huntings in 1944 to become part of their business group. Just as Francis Wills was working with the Board to plan the post-WWII business, so Huntings were looking to diversify. The "Prince" had an air survey role, so we should expect Aerofilms staff to be familiar with the aircraft and to be taking photos of it in flight!

Katy Whitaker
Thursday 20th of March 2014 08:21:52 PM
It would appear the aircraft - A Percival P50 Prince 2 - was brand new in March 1950. A brief history of the aircraft by Richard Vandervord here:

www.airliners.net/photo/Decca-Navigator-Co/Percival-P-50-Prince/1426736/M/

MB
Thursday 20th of March 2014 07:21:16 PM
Well done Class 31 and thanks for your determination. Our Cataloguers will look into this soon.

Best wishes,

Liz

Liz Fife-Faulkner
Thursday 20th of March 2014 02:47:20 PM
Thanks for your kind comments. I don't know how I found this one. I think it was from the small fields and the relatively well wooded terrain and an unfenced area in the distance which we now know is Ashdown Forest.

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 02:47:20 PM
I am confident in the location of this photo but the other two in the series are still proving elusive! They must be somewhere close, or at least I hope so.

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 02:26:52 PM
View looking north.

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 02:25:08 PM
Eureka

Class31
Thursday 20th of March 2014 01:58:00 PM