King's Cup - 1930

  • Wills, Philip Aubrey

      Mr Philip Aubrey Wills CBE

     

     photo: 1928, aged 21

     

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    In 1939, setting the British gliding height record of 14,200ft

     

    b. 1907; he went to Harrow.

    a 'warehouseman' from London; pioneering, record-setting and record-breaking glider pilot at Dunstable.

    President of the British Gliding Association; Chairman of the Royal Aero Club;

    Director of Operations in the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII -

    see https://www.ata-ferry-pilots.org/index.php/category-blog-1939/68-wills-philip

    later General Manager of BOAC.

    d. January 1978 aged 70.

     

  • Wilson, Charles Benjamin

      Capt Charles Benjamin Wilson MC

     

     1915, when a Lieutenant in the 10th Royal Hussars, aged 30

     

     1930, aged 45

     

    born in Manchester; listed 'racing, travelling and yachting' as his recreations; High Sherriff of Norfolk in 1942; died 1957

     

  • 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.

     

  • Youell, Alan Bruce Hamilton

      Mr Alan Bruce Hamilton Youell

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    One of the original 16 pilots of Imperial Airways in 1924

    b. 10 Feb 1900 in Portsea Island, Hants.

    RAeC certificate 4909 (1917).

    Awarded Master Pilot's Certificate

    March 1926: "Like the Swallow.—Captain B. Yulle, the Imperial Airways pilot, set a record on Thursday when he flew from London to Amsterdam, a distance of 267 miles, in 100 minutes.

    "October 13, 1947 – A helicopter flies in Switzerland for the first time. It is the Bell 47B G-AKCX of the Irvin-Bell Helicopters Sales presented near the Allmend in Zürich-Wollishofen by the British pilot Alan Bruce Hamilton 'Jimmy' Youell."

    With Imperial Airways pre-war and Railway Air Services post-war.

    d. 19 April 1961 'in or near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia'

     

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