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Golden-Age Aviation in the British Empire

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THE SEVENTH

AERIAL DERBY

 

 

Saturday 7th August 1922. Start and Finish: Waddon (Croydon)

2 laps of 99 miles. Start: 2pm

Turning Points: Brooklands, Hertford, Epping, W Thurrock.

Going clockwise, for a change.

 

Weather: "Decidedly threatening" to begin with, overcast with heavy clouds and a strong SW wind"

 

 

See the newsreel:

 

Story of the Race:

"We cannot honestly say we have been particularly impressed... it seemed even duller than last year's"

 

Pilot Aircraft  (click here for more details) Race No

Result - Speed/Handicap

mini - bert hinkler Mr Bert Hinkler Avro 534 Baby G-EAUM 1 5th
Mr Larry L Carter Bristol Type 77 G-EAVP 2 4th/1st
Mr Frederick P Raynham Martinsyde F.6 G-EBDK 3 3rd
mini - a s butler Mr Alan S Butler DH.37 G-EBDO 4 Retired after Lap 1
Mr Herbert H Perry SE.5a G-EAXQ 5 Retired Lap 2
Capt Reginald H Stocken Martinsyde F.4 G-EATD 6 Retired Lap 1 - plug trouble
mini - l r tait cox(2) Mr Leslie Tait-Cox Gloster Mars II G-EAYN 7 Retired after Lap 1
Mr Rollo A de H Haig Bristol Type 32B Bullet G-EATS 8 2nd/2nd
mini - jimmy james Mr Jimmy James Gloster Mars I * G-EAXZ 9 1st/3rd

*in a blue and white racing scheme
 

Starters: 9 (of 10 entrants)  Finishers: 5

Did not start:

Pilot Aircraft Race No
 Mr Cyril F Uwins  Bristol Monoplane Racer  10 not ready in time

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