Queen’s Bermuda reminder on tour of BA’s HQ

  • The Queen tours BA's headquarters at London airport as the airline celebrates its 100th anniversary. (Photograph supplied)

    The Queen tours BA's headquarters at London airport as the airline celebrates its 100th anniversary. (Photograph supplied)


Bermuda featured as Queen Elizabeth toured the British Airways headquarters at Heathrow airport near London to make its 100th anniversary.

The Queen saw artefacts and photographs at BAs Speedbird Centre museum related to her 1953 visit to the island on a Stratocruiser plane operated by BAs predecessor BOAC.

The museum also features a photograph of World War Two British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as he prepared to make the first transatlantic flight of a world leader after a 24-hour stopover in Bermuda in 1942.

He made the secret visit to address the House of Assembly to thank them for allowing the US to build military bases in Bermuda the previous year.

The Queen visited BAs Waterside complex at Heathrow on Thursday.

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Published May 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm (Updated May 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm)

Queen’s Bermuda reminder on tour of BA’s HQ

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