London's Hangar 6 will be closed 21 September while we update this exhibition.

British Civil Aviation in 1942

21-22 October
British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) makes an experimental flight from Prestwick to Ramenskoye near Moscow. The non-stop flight of 13 hours 9 minutes is made in a converted Consolidated Liberator I.

23 December
The United Kingdom government sets up a committee under the chairmanship of Lord Brabazon of Tara, to make recommendations on suitable civil transport aircraft for immediate post-war development.