Is aviation fuel in Chris Leach’s blood?
03 / 05 / 2013
LAMS was set up by a Dr Graham Humby, owner of Grosvenor Square Garages. It operated from Stansted with six brand new Handley Page Halton aircraft, which were surplus Halifax bombers converted for civilian use.
In December 1946, a couple of LAMS aircraft were sent on a reconnaissance of closed airfields to find a new home. As a result a captain Dennis Leach, Chris’ father, made the first civilian flight at Stansted when he landed to check it out, despite the fact the airfield was officially closed!
The company was located in a smoke-filled basement in Chris’s home. Its first successes were in the uplift of humanitarian aid – and ACS has been renowned in this ever since.