King's Cup - 1931

  • Wincott, Cyril Beresford

      Flt-Lt Cyril Beresford Wincott

     

    1931

     

     

    b. 1896; RNAS in WWI, then went out to East Africa for 3 years to make his fortune growing coffee, but as the fortune did not materialise came back and joined the RAF. Pilot at Martlesham Heath (in 1931 he was Flight Commander, 22 Squadron),

    later Air Commodore, Ministry of Aircraft Production during WWII, Officer 'in charge of the West Coast, USA' in 1943 (sounds like a nice job) and Air Attache to Moscow (sounds like a horrid job) after WWII; died 1972

     

  • Woodhouse, John Whitaker

      Sqn-Ldr (later Wing-Cdr) John Whitaker Woodhouse

      1930, aged 42

     

     

    from Devon; pre-WWI, a well-known car and motor-cycle racer. A member of No. 4 Squadron in WWI, he was the first pilot to land a spy successfully behind the German lines, and was also lost over the North Sea for several hours after having attacked and driven off a Zeppelin.

    In 1931, he was in command of No. 207 (Bombing) Squadron at Bircham Newton.

     

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