British Civil Aviation in 1940

13 June
An Air Ministry order suspends air services between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.

14 June
Jersey Airways, with assistance from No.24 Squadron, begins an air evacuation of staff and equipment to the United Kingdom mainland.

17 June
The imminent collapse of France ends all air routes linking the United Kingdom with Africa, Australia, India and the Middle East.

18-19 June
Using five de Havilland DH86 transport aircraft, Jersey Airways evacuates 320 islanders who wish to take refuge on the United Kingdom mainland .

17 November
British West Indian Airways Ltd. is founded and begins flights with a daily service between Trinidad and Barbados.