Mr Cyril Frank 'Papa' Uwins OBE

 

1916, when a 2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment, aged 20

 

in 1954, elected vice-President of the Society of British Aircraft Manufacturers

 

The "rather withdrawn", chief test pilot for Bristol Aircraft, and their Assistant Managing Director after 1947; President of SBAC in 1956; died 1972

was, in fact, "very good at high-flying" and broke the world's height record by climbing to 43,976ft in 1932

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Uwins

 

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