Flt-Lt James Bernard  Allen


 b. 1898

Gloucestershire Regiment from 1914-1916 and then 23 Sqn, R.F.C; transferred to unemployed list, Oct 1920, and to "Boys' Wing, Cranwell" in May 1925.

Chief instructor and aerodrome manager at the Liverpool Aero Club from 1928-1930, and a member of the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators.

From 1930, private pilot to the Duchess of Bedford; killed, aged 35, on 5 Dec 1933 when he narrowly avoided HT cables, lost control and crashed her new GAL Monospar ST.4 G-ACKT near Thrupps Farm, Lidlington, Beds. It was his first accident.

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