G-APWF Handley Page Herald 201 of British Island Airways
London Gatwick - March 1977
Douglas Holland Notes:
When Caledonian took over BUA, British & Commonwealth retained ownership of BUIA (which in part owed its existence to Morton Air Services ) and reconstituted it as British Island Airways. Retaining both the Dakota's and Heralds
In 1980, BIA merged with: Air Anglia (see Air Anglia G-AGJV C-47A in this album) as well as Air Wales and Air Westward to form Air UK, which eventually became KLM UK and finally the story ended in 2003 when the UK operations were absorbed in KLM Cityhopper.
The British Island Airways Name was resurrected for a Charter Airlines, but that s another story.
For more about:
British Island Airways - Wikipedia Entry
BIA - British Island Airways In Memoriam
Air UK - Wikipedia Entry
KLM UK - Wikipedia Entry
BUIA - Wikipedia Entry
BUA - Wikipedia Entry
For more on the Handley Page HPR-7 Dart Herald see:
Handley Page Dart Herald - Wikipedia Entry and Handley Page H.P.R.3/H.P.R.7 HERALD
See Also: Handley Page - A tribute to the Man, the Company and the Aircraft