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The De Havilland DH.60 Moth revolutionised UK private flying and went on to become the ancestor of a long line of famous variously-named Moths from the company. First flown in 1925, the DH.60 Moth exceeded expectations and was soon selected by flying clubs and private buyers, many being exported around the world. This painting depicts two De Havilland DH.60 Moths in the colours of The de Havilland School of Flying making a graceful flight past Chichester Cathedral in Sussex, England.
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Myles Bickerton a Surgeon Lieutenant who had served with the Royal Navy in destroyers during the First World War was impressed by the "cheap string and cloth" aircraft which he saw flying from the cliffs of Dover during the war. After the war he learned to fly at Heston aerodrome, London. He began to fly from a field which made up part of the present Denham aerodrome site after Heston closed down. Eventually buying it from Major G. Way in 1934. He bought his own aeroplane G- ABAG, a de Havilland Moth, which can be seen today at the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, Bedfordshire. It was previously owned for a short time by Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly to Australia.