Fox’s Glacier Mints Ltd

Operated from 1880 to 1969

Main Base – Unknown

Founder/Director – Walter Richard Fox

Fox’s Glacier Mints have arguably been something of a favourite amongst boiled confectionery enthusiasts, made all the more evident by the fact that while this company was absorbed into Rowntree Mackintosh as far back as 1969, this particular brand still exists today and will celebrate its 100th year in 2018. Needless to say, not unlike many companies in post-war Britain, Fox’s would go on to acquire an aircraft of its own with which it could transport board members, executives and V.I.P.s quickly and efficiently around the country. Indeed, during the late 1950s and early 1960s their company Dragon Rapide became something of a regular visitor to the airport, these flights for the most being flown under the command of the trilby adorned Capt. Jimmy Hart while their Dove would venture into the airport several times during 1963 too.


Fox’s Glacier Mints Ltd fleet

De Havilland D.H.89 Dragon Rapide

G-AIDL* – 10/50 to 11/61

Sold to A.J. Flatley

De Havilland D.H.104 Dove

G-AMFU* – 7/54 to 10/65

Sold to R.S. Wilkins & T.E.B. Sopwith


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