This is a photo of the British European Airways - Dragon Rapide as part of the holiday trip through Europe in 1953. On the back of the photo it says: BEA Rapide at Channel Islands, 1953.
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Shortly after the end of WW2, a 'Rapide' landed frequently at Doncaster Aerodrome, as it was then called, carrying mail we were given to understand. It was a novelty for we lads to see, who had been used to the Military aircraft flying in and out for so many years. The 'drome' was an all grass area but with aircraft dispersal points around the perimeter. As you will imagine, fences and Military Policemen didn't stop us playing (with a 'Look-out') on the aerodrome when we could. Naughty no doubt, but lads will be lads!