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Croydon
Croydon
Airport, also known as London Terminal Aerodrome or London Airport (ICAO: EGCR[a]) was the UK's major international airport during the interwar period, located in South London, England.[2] At the launch of the first international air services after World War One, it was developed as Britain's main airport. After World War Two, it was replaced by Northolt Aerodrome, London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport
and Gatwick Airport. In 1978, the terminal building and Gate Lodge were granted protection as Grade II listed buildings.[3] On 5 May 2017, Historic England
Historic England
raised the Listed building
Listed building
status of the former terminal building to Grade II*(two star).[4] Due to disrepair, the Gate Lodge is now classified as Heritage at Risk by Historic England.[5]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Origin 1.2 Expansion 1.3 Events and Celebrities 1.4 Battle of Britain 1.5 Post-war developments and final closure

2 The area today 3 The buildings 4 Aviators, pioneers and aircraft 5 Accidents and incidents 6 Immigration and Customs 7 Medical provision 8 Literary references 9 Notes 10 References 11 Bibliography 12 External links

History[edit]

Area around Croydon
Croydon
Airport as it was in the 1920s or 1930s

Origin[edit] In December 1915, Beddington
Beddington
Aerodrome was established – one of a number of small airfields around London that were created for protection against Zeppelin
Zeppelin
airship raids during the First World War. In January 1916, the first two aircraft, B.E 2C's, arrived at the aerodrome as part of Home Defence. Waddon
Waddon
Aerodrome opened in 1918 as part of the adjoining National Aircraft Factory No. 1, to serve aircraft test flights. The two airfields were on each side of Plough Lane (the lane running north from Russell Hill near Purley, in the accompanying old map). Beddington
Beddington
Aerodrome became a large Reserve Aircraft and Training aerodrome for the Royal Flying Corps. At the end of World War One
World War One
the aerodrome continued to be an important training airfield for the newly formed Royal Air Force. During 1919, HRH Prince Albert (later George VI) gained his "wings" here with No.29 Training Squadron, the first member of the Royal Family to learn to fly. His elder brother, HRH Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), also received flying training with No.29 Training squadron at Beddington
Beddington
during 1919.[6] The two aerodromes were combined following the end of the First World War to become Croydon
Croydon
Aerodrome, the gateway for all international flights to and from London. The new aerodrome opened on 29 March 1920 replacing the temporary civil aerodrome at a Cavalry ground on Hounslow Heath.[7] Plough Lane remained a public road crossing the site, and road traffic was halted when necessary, first by a man with a red flag and later by a gate.[8] The aerodrome stimulated a growth in regular scheduled flights carrying passengers, mail and freight, the first destinations being Paris,[7] Amsterdam
Amsterdam
and Rotterdam. Two flights daily from Paris were scheduled for ease of communication with London during the Paris Peace Conference.In 1923, flights to Berlin Tempelhof Airport began. Penshurst Airfield
Penshurst Airfield
was an alternative destination for airliners when Croydon
Croydon
was closed due to fog. One such diversion was on 24 September 1921, when a de Havilland DH.18 aircraft was diverted to Penshurst.[9] This situation lasted until Penshurst closed on 28 July 1936.[10] Croydon
Croydon
was the first airport in the world to introduce air traffic control, a Control Tower[11][12] and radio position-fixing procedures.[13] With the formation of Britain's first national airline, Imperial Airways, on 31 March 1924, it became the new airline's operating base. Imperial Airways
Imperial Airways
was the British Government’s “chosen instrument” to develop connections with the U.K.’s extensive overseas interest. It was from Imperial Airways
Imperial Airways
operating base at London Croydon
Croydon
Airport that Britain first developed its European and longhaul routes to India, Africa, the Middle and Far East, Asia, Africa and Australia
Australia
(in conjunction with Qantas). Following the Imperial Airways
Imperial Airways
de Havilland DH.34 crash of December 1924, Britain's worst air disaster at the time, conditions at Croydon were criticised by the subsequent public inquiry.[14] The public inquiry was Britain's first inquiry into an aviation accident which led to an Act of Parliament, the Croydon
Croydon
Aerodrome Extension Act 1925. The Croydon
Croydon
Aerodrome Extension Act led to large scale expansion, redevelopment and construction of an improved new airport with airport buildings constructed adjacent to the Purley Way, Croydon.[15] Expansion[edit]

Aerial view of Croydon
Croydon
Airport in 1925

Due to the Croydon
Croydon
Aerodrome Extension Act 1925, the airport was greatly enlarged between 1926 -1928, with a new complex of buildings constructed adjoining Purley Way, including the first purpose-designed airport terminal and Air Traffic Control Tower, along with the world's first airport hotel and extensive hangars. The development cost £267,000 (£14.8 million in today's prices) [16]. Plough Lane was closed permanently to let heavier airliners land and depart safely. The airport's terminal building and control tower were completed in 1928; the old wooden air traffic control and Customs building was demolished.[17] The new buildings and layout began operations on 20 January 1928, and were officially opened on 2 May 1928 by Lady Maud Hoare. Croydon
Croydon
was where regular international passenger services began, initially using converted wartime bombers, and the Croydon-Le Bourget route soon became the busiest in the world. Air Traffic Control was first developed here, as was the distress call ‘Mayday Mayday Mayday’.[11] Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
took off from Croydon
Croydon
on 5 May 1930 for her record-breaking flight to Australia. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Spirit of St. Louis, to be greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of over 100,000 people.[11] Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
also took flying lessons. On the morning of 11 July 1936, Major Hugh Pollard, and Cecil Bebb left Croydon
Croydon
Airport for the Canary Islands
Canary Islands
in a de Havilland Dragon Rapide aircraft, where they picked up General Francisco Franco, taking him to Spanish Morocco and thereby helping to trigger the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.[18] Imperial Airways
Imperial Airways
used the Handley Page
Handley Page
HP42/HP45 four-engined biplanes from Croydon, and the Armstrong Whitworth Atalanta, which was the first monoplane airliner used by the airline, intended for use on the African routes. In March 1937 British Airways Ltd
British Airways Ltd
operated from Croydon, moving to Heston Aerodrome
Heston Aerodrome
in May 1938. Imperial Airways, serving routes in the British Empire, and British Airways Ltd, serving European routes, were merged by the Chamberlain government in November 1938 to become British Overseas Airways Corporation
British Overseas Airways Corporation
(BOAC). Larger four-engined monoplanes, Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
series (G-ADSR) came into service that year. The airport also hosted a much-publicised visit by Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, leader of the National Socialist Women’s League (NS-Frauenschaft) and rumoured to be a spy; historians have speculated that she landed in Britain to cultivate Germans spies living here, in the run-up to WWII.[19] When the Second World War
Second World War
started in September 1939, Croydon
Croydon
Airport was closed to civil aviation but played a vital role as a fighter station during the Battle of Britain. No. 92 Squadron flew Supermarine Spitfires from RAF Croydon
Croydon
during the early part of the Second World War and the Battle of Britain.[20] Events and Celebrities[edit] 1929 - Preparing to fly in an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, from Croydon to Paris, Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
met Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma in 1929 .[21] 1930 - Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
leaves Croydon
Croydon
5 May 1930 with a few people to see her off. She returns from Australia
Australia
to be greeted by crowds of thousands.[22] Battle of Britain[edit] On 15 August 1940, Croydon
Croydon
Airport was attacked in the first major air raid on the London area. At around 6.20 pm 22 Bf 110
Bf 110
and Bf 109 fighter-bombers of Erpr.Gr.210 mounted a final raid of the day, intended for RAF Kenley
RAF Kenley
nearby, but attacked Croydon
Croydon
(four miles further north) in error. The armoury was destroyed, the civilian airport terminal building was badly damaged, and a hangar was damaged by cannon fire and blast. Another hangar and about forty training aircraft in it went up in flames. Six airfield personnel died (four airmen from No. 111 Squadron, an Officer of 1 (RCAF), and a female telephonist from Station HQ). Factories next to Croydon
Croydon
Airport took the worst of the bombing. The British NSF factory (making electrical components) was almost entirely destroyed, and the Bourjois perfume factory gutted. The Rollason Aircraft factory also received bomb hits and accounted for many of the 62 civilians (including five women) killed and 192 injured. Of the raiders, eight aircraft were downed by the Hurricanes of 32 and 111 Squadrons.[23] Croydon
Croydon
became the base of RAF Transport Command
RAF Transport Command
in 1944. Post-war developments and final closure[edit]

Aerial photograph of Croydon
Croydon
Airport in 1945

Following the end of the war it was realised that post-war airliners and cargo aircraft would be larger and air traffic would intensify. Urban spread of south London, and surrounding villages growing into towns, had enclosed Croydon
Croydon
Airport and left it no room for expansion. Heathrow was therefore designated as London's airport. Croydon
Croydon
returned to civil control in February 1946; a diagram in the issue of Flight dated 11 April shows 1,250 yards (1,140 m) ground run in the 170–350 direction, 1,150 yards (1,050 m) 060-240 and 1,100 yards (1,000 m) 120–300 (the numbers are degrees clockwise from north). Northolt opened to the airlines soon after that, cutting Croydon's traffic, but the September 1946 ABC Guide shows 218 departures a week to Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow (Renfrew), Jersey, Guernsey, and several continental airports. A year later there were 56 departures a week, mostly BEA de Havilland Dragon Rapides that weeks later left Croydon
Croydon
for good. It was decided in 1952 that the airport would eventually be closed, as Blackbushe Airport
Blackbushe Airport
in Hampshire
Hampshire
and Northolt Aerodrome in Middlesex could accommodate European flights during the 1950s. The last scheduled flight from Croydon
Croydon
departed at 6:15pm on 30 September 1959,[7] followed by the last aircraft (a private flight), at 7:45pm;[7] the airfield officially closed at 10:20pm.[24] On 27 September 2009, to mark the 50th anniversary of the closing of the airport, eleven light aircraft, including eight biplanes, staged a flypast.[7][24] A gold laurel leaf tribute was laid in the control tower to mark the anniversary.[24] The area today[edit]

The de Havilland Heron outside Airport House

RAF Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
memorial

Much of the site has been built over, but some of the terminal buildings near Purley Way
Purley Way
(the A23 road) are still visible, clearly identifiable as to their former purpose. The former terminal building is called Airport House,[24] and the former control tower houses a visitors' centre.[24] A de Havilland Heron (a small propeller-driven British airliner of the 1950s), is displayed outside Airport House on struts flanking the entry path (as of November 2009). The Heron is painted to represent an example registered G-AOXL of Morton Air Services, the aircraft that flew the last passenger flight from Croydon
Croydon
on 30 September 1959. A memorial to those lost in the Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
stands slightly to the south. Although Croydon
Croydon
has long ceased operation, the two cut ends of Plough Lane have never been reunited, but the area between has been developed instead into parkland, playing fields, and the Roundshaw
Roundshaw
residential estate with its roads aptly named after aviators and aircraft. All that remains of the runways is a small area of tarmac about 400 feet (120 m) long each way in Roundshaw
Roundshaw
Park just west of Purley Way, which is a remnant of the WNW-ESE runway due south of the control buildings; it can be seen at 51°21′04″N 0°07′03″W / 51.351067°N 0.117449°W / 51.351067; -0.117449; the "arm" may be a remnant of a taxiway to Hangar B.[25] The area is used primarily by walkers, model aircraft enthusiasts, locals playing football and the Croydon
Croydon
Pirates baseball team. The church on the Roundshaw
Roundshaw
estate has a cross on its outside wall that was made from the cut down propeller of a Spitfire based at Croydon
Croydon
during the Second World War. The area is still known as Croydon
Croydon
Airport for transport purposes and was the location for Croydon
Croydon
Water Palace. In recognition of the historical significance of the aerodrome, two local schools ( Waddon
Waddon
Infants School and Duppas Junior School) merged in September 2010 and became The Aerodrome School.[26][27] The buildings[edit] The Aerodrome Hotel and the terminal building including its grand booking hall were built in the neo-classical geometrical design typical of the early 20th Century. A further item that would have caught the eye of visitor and traveller alike was the time zone tower (now lost) in the booking hall with its dials depicting the times in different parts of the world. Croydon
Croydon
Airport's Aerodrome Hotel is part of Croydon
Croydon
Vision 2020 regeneration plan.

World with Wings Symbol, still on wall in Booking Hall

The Airport Hotel survives as the independent Hallmark Hotel.[28] Aviators, pioneers and aircraft[edit] The aerodrome was known the world over, its fame being spread by the many aviators and pioneers who touched down at Croydon, such as:

Alan Cobham, who flew from Croydon
Croydon
to Cape Town
Cape Town
and back in 1925-6; Charles Lindbergh, who flew into Croydon
Croydon
in 1927 shortly after completing the first solo trans-Atlantic flight; Bert Hinkler, who made the first flight from Croydon
Croydon
to Darwin, Australia
Australia
in 1928; Mary, Lady Heath, the first pilot, male or female, to fly a small open-cockpit aircraft from Cape Town
Cape Town
to London, Croydon
Croydon
Aerodrome. Charles Kingsford Smith, who beat Hinkler's record; Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly from Croydon
Croydon
to Australia, later to return to Croydon
Croydon
to a jubilant welcome. Winston Churchill, who took extensive flying lessons at Croydon
Croydon
and was nearly killed during a crash at take-off in 1919.[29] Tom Campbell Black, who with C. W. A. Scott
C. W. A. Scott
won the MacRobertson London to Melbourne Air Race[30] in 1934; Juan de la Cierva, the Spanish inventor of the autogyro, who died in an aviation accident on 9 December 1936.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 15 March 1923, Farman F.60 Goliath
Farman F.60 Goliath
F-AEIE of Compagnie des Messageries Aériennes overran the runway on landing and collided with a building. The aircraft was later repaired and returned to service.[31] On 22 January 1924, Goliath F-GEAO of Air Union was destroyed by fire following an accident when landing.[31] On 24 December 1924 (1924 Imperial Airways
Imperial Airways
de Havilland DH.34 crash), Imperial Airways
Imperial Airways
de Havilland DH.34 G-EBBX crashed and caught fire shortly after takeoff from Croydon, killing the pilot and all seven passengers.[14][32] On 6 November 1929, the Deutsche Lufthansa
Deutsche Lufthansa
Junkers G 24bi Oberschlesien (registration D-903) crashed after striking trees on a bill in Marden Park, Surrey, while attempting to return to Croydon
Croydon
in thick fog after taking off for a flight to Amsterdam
Amsterdam
in the Netherlands. Three of the four crew members and four of the five passengers died.[33] On 19 May 1934, a Wibault 280
Wibault 280
of Air France
Air France
crash-landed on a cricket pitch adjacent to Croydon
Croydon
Airport due to running out of fuel. Only one of the ten people on board was injured.[34] On 31 May 1934 an Air France
Air France
aircraft carrying newspapers to Paris crashed after hitting the mast of an aircraft radio navigation beacon that had been erected off the end of the white-line takeoff path, killing the two crew. On 9 December 1936 (1936 KLM
KLM
Croydon
Croydon
accident), a KLM
KLM
Douglas DC-2 crashed on take off at Croydon
Croydon
Airport on a flight to Amsterdam. The accident killed 15 out of 17 on the DC-2,[35] including Juan de la Cierva and Arvid Lindman. On 25 January 1947 (1947 Croydon
Croydon
Dakota accident), a Spencer Airways Douglas Dakota failed to get airborne on a flight to Rhodesia. The aircraft struck another parked and empty aircraft, killing 11 passengers and the pilot.[36]

Immigration and Customs[edit] The Chief Immigration Officer of the shipping port of Port of Dover, Mr P.L.Hartley, took over in 1936[37] Medical provision[edit] A medical officer, Dr John Robert Draper, M.B., B.Ch., was employed by Croydon
Croydon
Council to take over medical duties at the airport from 1 January 1931. He was answerable to Croydon's Medical Officer of Health.[38] Literary references[edit] Croydon
Croydon
Airport featured in the detective novels, Freeman Wills Crofts' The 12.30 from Croydon
Croydon
(1934);Agatha Christie's Death in the Clouds (1935).[39] Evelyn Waugh's "Labels: A Mediterranean Journey" (1930), Elizabeth Bowen's "To the North" (1932) and Winston Churchill’s “Thoughts and Adventures” (1932). Notes[edit]

^ a b ICAO code has been reassigned

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External links[edit]

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Airport.

Old Ordnance Survey map of the area as in the 1920s: see the word "Aerodrome" between the two roads going north-northwest from Purley; the westerly of those two roads is Plough Lane. Croydon
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Airport web site from Croydon
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Airport Society History of Croydon
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Online Various photos from Control Towers website Chart of Croydon
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Airport from The Air Pilot, published by Air Ministry, London, 1934. Croydon
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Control Tower Flypast over Croydon
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A23 road
(Purley Way) Article about MK1 Spitfires from No. 92 Squadron which flew from RAF Croydon
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at cambridgemilitaryhistory.com weblog

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