Wing-Cdr Edward Goodwin Hilton AFC

  1937, aged 42

 

b. 1895 in Surrey

RFC in WWI

AFC in 1920 for 'gallantry and distinguished services' in 70 Sqn, Egypt

A pilot at Martlesham. Made an attempt at the South Africa - England record in 1936 (flying 'Miss Wolseley', an Airspeed Envoy), but was delayed in Athens and abandoned the attempt.

m. 1926 Joyce Elizabeth [Martin]

Entered the 1937 Kings Cup Race, I'm afraid, "largely out of curiosity''. He was thrown out of the aircraft in very bumpy conditions near Scarborough; his passenger (the owner of the aircraft) Wing-Cmdr Percy Sherren, a native of Crapaud, Prince Edward Island, was also killed in the subsequent crash.

 

 

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