Sqn-Ldr (Sir) Christopher Joseph Quintin Brand KBE, DSO, MC, DFC

  photo: 1916, when a 2nd Lieutenant in the RFC, aged 23

  in 1926

Born in Beaconsfield, in the 'Cape Colony'. WWI Ace (16 victories).

Knighted in 1920 after (more or less) flying to Cape Town in the Times' Silver Queen.

Principal Technical Officer at RAE Farnborough 1925-7; played a vital role in the Battle of Britain in charge of No 10 (Fighter) Group.

Later an Air-Vice-Marshall; died in 1968.

 

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