In 1930, English aviator Amy Johnson (1903-41) piloted 'Jason I' to become the first woman to fly solo from Great Britain to Australia, flying from Croydon in Greater London to Darwin in the Northern Territory.
The Gipsy Moth contributed to the growth of private and sport flying between the two world wars, and was used for many great aviation feats. About 1000 were built by the de Havilland Company at Edgware, Greater London.
Credit: Associated Newspapers Ltd
Object no: 1931-27