The Duke of Edinburgh visits Silver City Airways

There is a Jensen Connection!

As HRH, the Duke of Edinburgh announces today that he is to step down from Royal duties, he is pictured here when he visited Silver City Airways at Ferryfield (Lydd) on 5th April 1956. The Jensen connection is Michael Day who is pictured in the foreground, third from the right.

Day had been a Technical Director of Silver City Airways (apart of British Aviation Services). Norcros brought Day to Jensen Motors Ltd, appointing him as Managing Director in 1963. Day had no previous experience of the motor industry and was not a particularly good choice. Within a year he was replaced by Brian Owen.

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