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Gatwick Airport through the decades in pictures

Gatwick Airport has changed beyond all recognition since it started life in 1930 as the Surrey Aero Club.

Four years later Gatwick was licensed as a public aerodrome for flights to Paris and became a relief aerodrome for London Croydon Airport. In 1950 it was designated as London’s second airport and was officially re-opened by the Queen in 1958 after a £7.8 million renovation. Since then has seen millions of travellers pass through its terminals - many of them some of the World’s most famous faces.

June 6 1936 - Crowds gathered as Gatwick was officially opened by air minister Lord Swinton
June 6 1936 - Crowds gathered as Gatwick was officially opened by air minister Lord Swinton
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Gatwick Airport 1938
Gatwick Airport 1938
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Gatwick 1966.
Gatwick 1966.
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Gatwick 1966.
Gatwick 1966.
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