Matt Harrison | Feb 27, 2019 | 1
#AYearOfBuses 153: Tigermoth Welwyn Garden City – New Greens
The second of their aviation-themed routes to appear in our list, today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses is Tigermoth, from Uno.
Earlier in 2019, Uno relaunched the 653 between Welwyn Garden City and St Albans as Tigermoth, commemorating the biplanes manufactured by de Havilland at Hatfield.
In January 1940 at Hatfield aerodrome, 8 women pilots joined the ranks of the Air Transport Artillery. The ATA was a civilian organisation which ferried planes between factories and front-line RAF airfields during World war II. One of the women’s first missions was to fly 8 open cockpit Tiger Moth de Havilland airplanes from Hatfield to Scotland in the middle of Winter.
Each of the eight ‘Tigermoth’ buses have been named after these courageous women.