“Harold Bamberg was a serial innovator”

Bamberg said: “We started flying London-Miami but we had to fly London-Bermuda, Bermuda-Nassau and Nassau-Miami so we had two stops on the way. BOAC said there was no traffic to Miami. We disagreed and we’ve been proved right. We ran a shuttle between Nassau and Miami with Viscount aircraft four times a day and we ran a shuttle between Bermuda and New York three times a day. So we opened up the Caribbean quite extensively.”


For the longer sectors the airline was operating DC-6s. “I bought three from the US,” Bamberg recalls. “In the early days we couldn’t buy American aircraft because we weren’t allowed dollars.” Eagle was to operate six DC-6s altogether.