Alcock and Brown were treated as heroes on the completion of their flight. In addition to the Daily Mail award of £10,000.fulfilling the challenge of being "The aviator who shall first cross the Atlantic in an aeroplane in flight from any point in the United States of America, Canada or Newfoundland and any point in Great Britain or Ireland" in 72 continuous hours" They also received £1,000 from Lawrence R. Phillips for being the first British subjects to fly the Atlantic Ocean. Both men were knighted a few days later by King George V. On 17 July 1919,Alcock and Brown flew to Manchester where they were given a civic reception by the Lord Mayor and Corporation and awards to mark their achievement.
A month after Alcock and Brown’s achievement,British airship R34 made the first double-crossing of the Atlantic, carrying 31 people (including a stowaway); twenty-nine of this crew, plus two flight engineers and a different American observer, then flew back to Europe. A small amount of airmail was carried on this flight. The government of the Dominion of Newfoundland overprinted stamps for this carriage. They are valuable, while the envelopes used on the flight are particularly rare.
The Vimy made its final flight on 15 November 2009 from Dunsfold Park to Brooklands and retired from flying for the foreseeable future. It is on public display in the Bellman hangar at Brooklands Museum,Weybridge, Surrey.