Last Argosy

Legacies of Empire

Edward’s slide archive is a visual record of his flying career, with most of the slides taken whilst on operational duty from a personal perspective, shot between the late 1940’s and ending in the 1970’s. However the physical archive contains a written record of both Edward’s time as a test pilot and his time as Wing Commander at Khormakasar airport in Aden, Yemen. Khormakaksar airport was a pivotal artery of the Empire servicing the Middle East, Far East and Africa. Edward’s own archives are a record of the, ‘everyday operational life’, of an individual who was working at and maintaining the cross roads of Empire.