Mr Vincent Neville Dickinson

 

 

 

 Father: Frank Dickinson, a Merchant, Mother: Sarah Jane [Bayley]

2nd-Lieut, RFC, RAF in WW1; Pilot Officer from 20 Nov 1923

He was one of two pilots who inaugurated the Belfast to Liverpool Daily Air Service in April 1924 (the other was Alan Cobham), He started out at 05:30am in his D.H. 50, but the weather was so bad he could get no further than Southport Sands.

m. 18 Nov 1923 in Richmond-upon-Thames, Marjorie Winifred [Lloyd-Still] (1 daughter, Katheen b. 1926)

Elected a Member of the Royal Aero Club in June 1925

Formed Aero Hire Ltd in 1927, based in Birmingham, to "establish, maintain and work lines of aeroplanes, seaplanes and taxi-planes and aerial conveyances, etc. (later co-owned, with L W van Oppen,)

Competed in the King's Cup in 1929, flying G-EBTH, a DH.60X Moth. He was forced to retire at Blackpool.

Hon. Secretary and Chief Instructor, Hertfordshire Flying Club, St Albans in 1932

 

He owned G-EBZZ, a 1928 DH60 X Moth, which crashed at Stansted Abbots 23 Jun 1934

 

One reported accident:

- 14 Mar 1939, flying G-AEDD, a 1936 Avro 504N belonging to Publicity Planes Ltd; he hit a fence and crashed at Calderfields Farm, Walsall, after engine failure.

Address in 1939: 'Muree', Queen's Rd, Sandown, Isle of Wight

 

Briefly (5 Jun to 5 Jul 1940) a pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA)

Sub-Lieut in the Royal Navy from 15 Jul 1940

Address in 1962: 10 Oakwood Rd, Rayleigh, Essex

d. 3 Sep 192 - London

 

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