A Fleeting Peace

Golden-Age Aviation in the British Empire

The Air League Challenge Cup 1923

6 August 1923

"The race for the Air League Challenge Cup will form part of the programme of the Aerial Derby meeting at Waddon Aerodrome, Croydon, on August Bank Holiday.
It will be decided over a triangular course of about 100 miles.
The course will be made known to the competitors one hour before the start. They will be started at intervals of two minutes, and the competitor who completes the course in the shortest time will be the winner."

All competitors will be on Bristol Fighters, fitted with 275 h.p. Rolls-Royce 'Falcon' engines.

Representing Pilot
RAF Andover

Wing-Cmdr John Tremayne Babington D.S.O.

RAF Cranwell

Flt-Lt Frank Gerald Craven Weare M.C.

RAF Duxford Flt-Lt L M Bailey A.F.C.
RAF Eastchurch Capt Horace Scott Shield M.C.
Farnborough F/O G W Hemming D.S.C.
Flowerdown F/O G V Howard D.F.C.

Flt-Lt Edward Brownsdon Rice

Henlow Flt-Lt Charles Edward Hastings Medhurst
Kenley F/O Leslie Hamilton, M.B.E., D.F.C.
Martlesham Heath Flt-Lt J Potter
Netheravon Flt-Lt B Ankers D.C.M.
Northolt Air-Cmdre Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding C.M.G.
Old Sarum F/O P Murgatroyd
Shotwick F/O C F Toogood
Spittlegate Wing-Cmdr A S Barratt C.M.G. M.C.
Upavon F/O M C Waltho
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