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Marshalls Flying School

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March 1934.
June 1944
September 1954.

Marshall's Flying School of Cambridge.

1929 David Gregory Marshall and his son Arthur established the first civilian aerodrome within the city boundaries of Cambridge in a field behind the family home.

On this field they founded the Marshall's Flying School with a de Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane and Arthur Marshall as chief instructor.

The first three Marshall pupils were Norman de Bruyne, Bill Humble (later chief test pilot at Hawker Aircraft) and H. G. Barrington (later a test pilot at de Havilland).


  • Managing Director: D. G. Marshall.
  • Aircraft: Two D.H. Moth and one Puss Moth.
  • Aerodrome: Fen Ditton, Cambridge.
  • Office: 19 Jesus Lane, Cambridge.

1937 Aeronautical engineers (air charter and instruction).

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito.

1954 Sole concessionaires for Marshall Motor Bodies

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1933 Who's Who in British Aviation