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WILLANS, Geoffrey.
BY COMET TO SINGAPORE. [A British Broadcasting Corporation radio broadcast script]
No place or imprint. ? 1952 - Folio, (330x210mm), 12 leaves (numbered 1-5, 5A, 5B, 6-10) of typescript on the recto of the leaf only, with a number of instances of underscoring or textual alteration and amendment in either red or blue colour-pencil. One leaf frayed (without detriment to the typescript area) in the side margin, preserved in a custom-made cloth covered envelope chemise. Alas undated and the BBC archives proved no help in dating the broadcast of this important event in aviation history. The text provides 'an account of a Comet Training flight to Singapore. It's object was to make members of the air crew - pilots, navigators, engineers, radio officers - thoroughly familiar with airports on the new routes and with handling the Comet in tropical conditions.' The de Havilland Comet first flew in 1949 and its first commercial flight took place in May 1952, thus inaugurating the jet age of international travel. The author, Geoffrey Willans, is probably - and perhaps deservedly - better known as the creator of the immortal anarchist schoolboy Molesworth. Please note that the advised postage is based on an average book, if necessary the postage will be reduced to the correct amount and you will be notified by email. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Barry McKay Rare Books
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