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DACRE, Wing Commander George Bentley D.S.O., R.A.F.; Commanding Station H.Q., Biggin Hill since 1932; b. Bristol, 22 March, 1891. Educ.: Clifton, Bristol University. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 162 (of 1911). On the experimental staff of the British and Colonial Aeroplane Co., Ltd., 191114; served in the Dardanelles, East Mediterranean and Egypt, 191516; prisoner of War in Turkey, 191618; passed through the R. Naval Staff College, Greenwich, 192223; promoted to present rank, 1929; Chief of British Naval Mission to Greece, 193132. Add.: R.A.F. Station, Biggin Hill, Kent.

DAGNALL, Reginald Foster Proprietor of the R.F.D. Co., contractors to H.M. Government; b. London, 1888. Educ.: Tiffins School, Kingston-on-Thames. Flying small airships, 191013; General Manager to Airships, Ltd., 191420; formed the R.F.D. Co. in 192o. Club: R. Aero. Add.: 17, Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey. T.: Guildford 1289.

D'ALBIAC, Wing Commander John Henry D.S.O., R.A.F.; attending course at Staff College, Quetta; b. Kew, 28 Jan., 1894. Educ.: Frarnlingham. Seconded from R. Marine Artillery to R.N.A.S., 1915; served as observer until 1918; took pilot's certificate, 1918; served on headquarters staff, Middle East, 1920; at Amman, Transjordan, 192226; entered Staff College, Andover, 1929. Club: R.A.F.

DALY, Wing Commander Albert Peter Vincent A.F.C., R.A.F.; Intelligence Officer, Shanghai, since 1929; b. 15 July, 1891. Educ.: Stonyhurst College. Transferred to the R.F.C. from the Connaught Rangers in France, 1916; qualified as a pilot, 1916; served in France with the R.F.C., 191618; on the InterAllied Aeronautical Commission to Bulgaria, 192021; on the North-West Frontier of India, 192224; in the Air Defence of Great Britain Command, 192528. Club: R.A.F. Add.: R.A.F. Club, 128, Piccadilly, London, W.x.

DANCY, Captain Wilfrid Official Handicapper to R. Aero Club since 1926; b. Brighton, 19 May, 1896. Educ.: Brighton Grammar School and King's College, London. Served with Inns of Court O.T.C. 191516; R.G.A. in France, 191617; joined R.F.C., 1917; R.A.C. Certif. No. 4974; technical officer, Directorate of Technical Development, R.A.E., 1921 to present time. Club: R. Aero. Add.: 77, Woodcote Valley Road, Purley, Surrey.

DANNREUTHER, Sir Sigmund C.B.; Deputy Secretary of the Air Ministry since 1923; b. London, 20 Nov., 1873. Entered the War Office, 1896; Private Secretary to Sir Evelyn Wood, 189801; Director of Finance, Ministry of Munitions, 1915; Controller of Finance and Accounting Officer, 1917; joint Secretary, 1920; Accounting Officer and joint Secretary, Disposals Commission, 192124. Club: Oxford and Cambridge. Add.: Calladown, Stoke Green, Slough. T.: Slough 589.

DARBY, Lieut.Colonel Maurice Ormonde O.B.E.; Chairman Adastral General Finance Co., Ltd.; b. London, April, 1886. Served during the War in R.F.C. and R.A.F.; member of Committee and ViceChairman Racing Committee, R. Aero Club; member of Committee R.A.F. Club. Clubs: R.A.F., R. Aero, R. Automobile. Add.: " Quinta Rosa," Rose Walk, Purley, Surrey. T.: Purley 1356.

DARLEY, Wing Commander Charles Curtis C.B.E., A.M., R.A.F.; Directorate of Organisation and Staff Duties, Air Ministry since 1932; b. Shropshire, 31 July, 1890. Educ.: Dulwich College; R.M.A., Woolwich. Entered the R.F.A. 1910, and posted to India; learnt to fly, 1913; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 592; posted to Central Flying School from India, 1914; taken prisoner when shot down in France, 1916; interned in Switzerland, 191617; repatriated, 1917; served in England until end of the War; crashed in Italy in Vickers Vimy with brother, who was killed, 1919; in hospital until 1921; served at Staff College, Quetta, 192628. Add.: c/o Lloyds Bank, Aylesbury, Bucks.

DARLOW, Frank Edward Secretary and Director Herts. and Essex Aero Club since 1931; b. Gramlingay, Cambs., 3o April, 1906. Educ.: Bedford Modern School. Founded the Essex Gliding Club, 1930, and Herts and Essex Aero Club, 1931. Club: Herts and Essex Aero. Add.: 41, Fillebrooke Road, Leytonstone, E. x 1. T.: Leytonstone 1647; Hoddesdon 453.

DARWIN, Squadron Leader Charles John Wharton D.S.O.; R.A.F. (ret.); London Manager to the Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., since 1928; b. Durham, 12 Dec., 1894. Educ.: Winchester; R.M.C., Sandhurst. Served during the War in the Coldstream Guards, the R.F.C. and R.A.F.; learnt to fly, 1916; served in France, 1916 and 1917; since at R.A.F. Cadet College, R.A.F. Depot, Uxbridge, and Air Ministry; retired from the R.A.F., 1928. Clubs: Traveller's, R. Aero, R. Automobile. Add.: 78, Gloucester Place, London, W.x. T.: Welbeck 9540.

DAVENPORT, Arthur A.F.R.Ae.S.; Chief Designer, Westland Aircraft Works (Petters, Ltd.); b. Sheffield, 9 July, 1891. Educ.: Lincoln. Working on aircraft during and since the War. Add.: " Lindum," Hendford Hill, Yeovil, Somerset. T.: Yeovil 141. DAVIES, Frederick Albert General Manager and Director of D. Napier and Son, Ltd.; b. Birmingham, 5 Sept., 1882. Clubs: R. Aero, Heston, West Middlesex Golf. Add.: Highmead, Rogborough Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill. T.: Byron 2712.

DAVIES, Captain Richard Bell V.C., D.S.O., A.F.C., R.N.; attached to the Directorate of Organisation, Air Ministry since 1931; b. London, 1886. Educ.: Bradfield College; H.M.S. Britannia. R.A.C. Certif. No. 90, 1911; served with R.N.A.S. and R.A.F., 191319; in charge Air Section of Naval Staff, 192024; commanded H.M.S. Royal Sovereign, 192426; Naval Air Section of Staff at Admiralty, 192628; promoted to present rank, 1926; is Chevalier of Legion of Honour; holds Croix de Guerre. Clubs: United Service, R. Aero. Add.: c/o Admiralty, Whitehall, S.W.I.

DAVIES, Squadron Leader William Howard A.A.F.; commanding No. 6o8 (North Riding) Bomber Squadron since 1930; b. Darlington, 1896. Educ.: University of London, Edinburgh University and Tours, France. Served during War, 191419; observer, 1916; instructor in Egypt, 1918. Clubs: R. Aero, Cleveland, Middlesbrough. Add.: North Rifts, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorks. T.: Saltburn 128

DAVIS, Alfred Horace D.Sc.; Senior Assistant, Physics Department, National Physical Laboratory; b. Olney, 28 March, 1892. Educ.: Reading University. Secretary of Aircraft Noise Committee; awarded Simms Gold Medal of R. Ae. Society, 1931. Add.: 69, Teddington Park, Teddington, Middlesex. T.: Molesey 1380.

DAVIS, night Lieut. Henry Duncan A.F.C., R.A.F.O.; Managing Director Brooklands Aviation Co., Ltd., and Brooklands School of Flying, Ltd.; b. Liverpool, 3 April 1896. Educ.: Simon Langton's, Canterbury. Pupil to the late S. F. Cody, 1910; with Sopwith Aviation Co, 191314; served in the R.F.C. and R.A.F., 191418; A. V. Roe Transport Co., 191820. Founder, Brooklands School of Flying, Ltd. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Wayside Cottage, Weybridge Road, Byfleet, Surrey. T.: Byfleet 529.

DAVSON, Lieut.Colonel Ivan Buchanan O.B.E., T.D., late R.A.F. Chairman of the West Indian Aviation Committee since 1921. Personal Military Secretary, Director of Foreign Services Aircraft Production Department, 1918; Deputy Chairman of the Air League of the British Empire, 192731. Clubs: Carlton, White's. Add.: Carlton Club, Pall Mall, London, W.

DAWBARN, Graham Richards M.A., F. R. I. B.A. , M. I.Struct. E.; Architect to Airwork, Ltd., since 1930; b. London, 1893. Educ.: Kings School, Canterbury and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Served with R. Fusiliers and R.F.C., 191417; flew with Norman Nigel on trans-American and back flight, 1931; member of the R.I.B.A. Aerodromes Committee; on Air Ministry list of Approved Aerodrome Engineering Consultants since 1932. Add.: 68, Regents Park Road, London. T.: Primrose 5262.

DEACON, Commander C. T. In charge of Lympne Aerodrome. Previously secondincharge of London Air Port, Croydon. Add.: Lympne Aerodrome, Kent. T.: Hythe 123.

DEAN, Major Frederick John A.M.I. Struct. E., A.M.I.M. and C.E.; Airport officer, City of Plymouth Airport. Served during the war with R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. Add.: Roborough Aerodrome, Crownhill, S. Devon. T.: Crownhill 349.

DEAN, Oliver James Barristeratlaw; Managing Director of Universal Air Industries, Ltd., of Canada; b. Bolton, Ontario, 2 Jan., 1895. Educ.: McGill University. Served during the War in the Canadian Field Artillery, the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. Club: Regina Flying. Add.: Suite 4, Black Block, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. T.: Regina 7033, 22858.

DE BURGH, Squadron Leader Desmond Herlouin A.F.C., A.M.I.E.E., A.F.R.Ae.S., R.A.F.; Chief Signals Officer, India, since 1931; b. 5 Aug., 1897. Educ.: Harrow, R.M.A., Woolwich. Served in the R. Artillery, 191516; observer R.F.C. in Egypt, 1916; learnt to fly, 191617; served in France, 1917; flying instructor, 191819 since served in Iraq, Middle East and at the R.A.E.; promoted to present rank, 1930. Club: R.A.F. Add.: c/o Lloyds Bank, 68, Warwick Square, London, S.W.

DE COURCY, Wing Commander John Arthur Gerald M.C., R.A.F.: Engineer Staff Officer, Iraq, since 1932; b. Plumpton St. Mary, Devon, 2 Feb., 1894. Educ.: Trinity College, Glenalmond, Dublin University and R.M.A. Woolwich. Entered the R. Artillery, 1914; served until transferred to the R.F.C., 1915; in France commanding Nos. 3 and 12 Squadrons, 191518; since the War has commanded No. 70 Squadron in Iraq and the Officers' Engineering Course at Henlow; promoted to present rank, 1928. Add.: 21, Baldock Road, Letchworth. T.: Letchworth 493.

DE CRESPIGNY, Wing Commander H. V. Champion (See Champion de Crespigny.)

DE HAVILLAND, Captain Geoffrey F.R.Ae.S.; Director and Designer of Aircraft, De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd.; b. Woburn, Bucks, 27 July, 1882. Built his first aeroplane and other experimental. machines, 190811; formed the De Havilland Aircraft Co. in 1921; designer and producer of light aeroplanes, including the " Moth," and the tripleengined passenger machine the " Hercules." Club: R. Aero. Add.: Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware; The White House, Stanmore. T.: Edgware 0171 Stanmore 290.

DE HAVILLAND, Geoffrey Raoul R.A.F.O.; De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd.; b. Highclere, 18 Feb., 1910. Educ. Stowe School. Apprenticed to the De Havilland Co. for the last three years. Add.: White House, Stanmore, Middlesex. T.: Stanmore 290.

DE HAVILLAND, Major Hereward D.S.O.; De Havilland Aircraft Proprietary, Ltd., of Australia. Educ.: Dover College. Club: Naval and Military. Add.: Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia.

DE LA CIERVA, Juan F.R.Ae.S.; Technical Director Cierva Autogiro Co., Ltd.; b. Murcia, Spain, 21 Sept., 1895. Inventor of the Autogiro. Clubs: R. Aero, Hampshire Aeroplane, Spanish Aero. Add.: Alfonso XII 30, Madrid; Bush House, Aldwych, W.C.2. T.: Temple Bar 2561.

DE LA FERTE., Air Vice-Marshal P. B. JOUBERT (See Joubert de la Ferte.)

DE LENGERKE, George Edward Chairman of George de Lengerke and Co.. Ltd. and Managing Director Aircraft Investment Corporation, Ltd.; b. London, 3o April, 1895. Educ.: Engineering School of Lausanne University. Served in the Secret Service, 191619; assisted in formation of and was made secretary of the Societa Anonima Navigazione Area of Genoa; chiefly responsible for the establishment of Imperial Airways route to the Far East through Italy. Club: R. Aero. Add.: The Old Farm House, Motspur Park, Surrey. T.: Malden 1238.

DELLA FLORESTA, Captain Ercole Trigona D.Sc. Air Attaché to Italian Embassy, London since 1932. b. Rome, 24 April, 1901. Specialized in aeronautical construction at the R. Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Joined R. Aeronautica 1928. Club: R.A.F. Add.: Italian Embassy, 4 Three Kings' Yard, Davies Street, London, W.I. T.: Mayfair 71615.

DENMAN, Roderick Peter George Director Airwork, Ltd., Aerofilms, Ltd.; b. London, 1 Dec., 1894. Educ.: Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge. Served in the R. Engineers in France, 1915; Salonika, 191518; at No. 3 School of Aeronautics, Heliopolis, Egypt, 1918. Club: Army and Navy, R. Aero. Add.: 43, Ovington Square, London, W. T.: Kensington 8298.

DENNIS, Thomas Andrew Managing Director of A.B.C. Motors, Ltd.; b. StocktononTees, 25 Dec., 1878. Educ.: Southsea College. Responsible for the production of A.B.C. " Scorpion II," and " Hornet " aero engines, which went through their original tests in 1926 and 1928 respectively. Club: R. Aero. Add.: The Bush, WaltononThames. T.: WaltononThames 220.

DENNISON, Major Gilbert Hon. Secretary, Midland Aero Club, since 1910; b. Handsworth, 8 Sept., 1883. Managing Director, E. T. Willows, Ltd., constructing dirigibles for War Office and Admiralty, 191113. Add.: too, Church Lane, Handsworth Wood, Staffs. T.: Northern 186.

DE SIBOUR, Vicomte Jacques Private owner of aircraft; b. Cannes, 6 April, 1896. Educ.: Paris. Served in French Air Force, 191619; completed round the world tour, 192829; ParisMoscowPekingNanking and back, 1931; round Africa flight, 1932. Clubs: R. Aero, Aero Club de France. Add.: 63, Rue de 1'Assomption, Paris, France. T.: Auteuil 8922.

DE SOLAS, Captain Adolfo H. Spanish Naval Attaché since 1932. Add.: Spanish Embassy, 24 Belgrave Square, London, S.W.I. T.: Sloane 8044.

DESOUTTER, André Marcel Managing Director, Desoutter Aircraft, Ltd.; b. London, 31 Jan., 1894. Learnt to fly with Bleriot, 1911; instructor Bleriot School of Flying, 191112; instructor to W. H. Ewen School, 1912; demonstrator and test pilot to Grahame. White Co., 191213; lost one leg in a flying crash at Hendon, 1913; has been engaged in aircraft constructional work since 1911. Club.: R. Aero. Add.:, The Cottage, Stormount Road, Highgate, N.6. T.: Mountview 2043.

DEVEREUX, Wallace Charles M.I.Met. Managing Director of High Duty Alloys, Ltd. b. 9 March 1893. Educ.: King Edward's Grammar School. Served during war with King's Royal Rifle Corps. Club.: R. Aero. Add.: c/o High Duty Alloys, Ltd., Slough, Middlesex. T.: Slough 822.

DEWAR, Captain John Fraser Manager and Chief Pilot to Flying and Services, Ltd., Montreal; b. Texas, 12 June, 1894. Educ.: Warriston School, Moffat; R. Technical College and University, Glasgow. Learnt to fly, 1916; served with the R.F.C. and R.A.F. in Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Iraq; instructor Central Flying School, 192021 and 192325; Middle East, 192123; R.A.F. Reserve, 192630. Club: Canadian Aero. Add.: 30, Strathyre Avenue, Ville Lasalle, Quebec, Canada. T.: Lachine 1314 J.

DIAMANT, Captain Albert Marc R.A.R.O. Manager, Aviation Department of the Dominion Motor Spirit Co., Ltd. b. Oct. 1897. Educ.: Haileybury and London University. Served in France with R.A. 191617. Transferred to R.F.C., 1917. Clubs: Army and Navy, R. Aero. Add.: 17, Roland Gardens, Kensington, London. T.: Kensington 6774.

DICKINS, C. H. D.F.C.; in charge of the operations of Western Canada Airways, Ltd., on the McKenzie River; b. Manitoba, 12 Jan., 1899. Educ.: University of Alberta. Served in France with the R.F.C. and R.A.F. 191719; in the R. Canadian A.F., 192127; joined Western Canada Airways, 1927. Add. c/o. Western Canada Airways, Edmonton, Alberta. T.: Edmonton 21629.

DICKINSON, Vincent Neville R.A.F.O.; Managing Director of Aero Hire, Ltd., since 1928; b. Wolverhampton, 1899. Educ.: Ellesmere College, Shropshire. Served in the R.F.C. and R.A.F. during the War; since 1919 pilot to Instone Air Line, Daimler Airways, De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., Aero Films, and Northern Air Lines. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Radlett Aerodrome, Frogmore, nr. St. Albans. T.: Radlett 6394.

DICKSON, Squadron Leader William Forster D.S.O., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Headquarters India, since 1930; b. Northwood, 24 Sept., 1898. Educ.: Haileybury. Entered the R.N.A.S., 1916; learnt to fly at Lake Windermere and Calshot; served during the War at the Isle of Grain and in H.M.S. Furious; in H.M.S. Argus, H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth and H.M.S. Eagle, 191920; permanent commission, R.A.F., 1919; at R. Aircraft Establishment, 192122; Air Ministry, 192326; R.A.F. Staff College, 192728; posted to India, 1929; promoted to present rank, 1931. Club: R.A.F. Add.: " Ravensdowne," Northwood, Middlesex. T.: Northwood 266.

DIGBY, Major Frank Thomas D.S.O., D.S.C.; Pilot to the Ford Motor Co., Ltd. since 1931; b. Eastbourne 2 Aug. 1896. Educ.: Bedford School and Heidelburg. Served during war with R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. in France and Belgium 191419. Engaged in passenger flights 1928. Pilot to West Australian Airways, Ltd., 192931. Holds Croix de Guerre. Club: R. Aero. Add.: c/o Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Ford Aerodrome, near Arundel, Sussex. T.: Yapton 222.

DISMORE, Frederick R.A.F.O.; pilot to Imperial Airways, Ltd., since 1924; b. London, 26 May, 1893. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 580, 1913. Joined the R.F.C. from the R. Engineers. 1912; served in France and the United Kingdom, 191419; pilot to Handley Page Transport, Ltd., 192124. Club: Hanworth. Member of the Court of G.A.P.A.N. Add.: " The Moorings," 14, Grove Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey. T.: Thornton Heath 1727.

DISMORE, Sidney Albert Secretary, Imperial Airways, Ltd., since 1924; b. London. Pilot in R.F.C., 191719, as a Flying Officer; R.A.F. and R.A.F. Reserve, 1923 to date; Secretary, Handley Page Transport, Ltd., 191924; assistant to General Manager, Imperial Airways, Ltd., 1926. Club: R. Aero. Add.: The Beacon, Selcroft Road, Purley, Surrey.

DOBSON, Roy Hardy M.I.Ae.E.; Works Manager to A. V. Roe and Co., Ltd., Manchester; b. Horsforth, 27 Sept., 1892; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 8o68, A. Licence No. 1051. Flying member of the Lancashire Aero Club. Clubs: Union (Oldham), Woodford. Add.: " Ash Grove," Hollinwood, Lancashire. T.: Failsworth 27.

DOD, Charles Francis Wolley O.B.E.; Manager Near East Division, Imperial Airways, Ltd., Cairo, since 1928; b. Lahore, 25 Aug., 1892. Educ.: Rugby. Served in the Sherwood Foresters, 191516; transferred to the R.F.C. 1916, and remained in R.F.C. and R.A.F. until 1919; pilot to Messrs. Vickers, Ltd. 191920; instructor to the Spanish R. Air Service, 192022; pilot with a Spanish Company on Seville-Morocco route, 1922; joined Instone Air Line, 1923; pilot to Imperial Airways, 192428. Club: Badminton. Add.: Imperial Airways, Ltd., Cairo.

DON, Wing Commander Francis Percival M.A., R.A.F.; Commanding Cambridge University Air Squadron, since 1931; b. Forfarshire, 27 Feb., 1886. Educ.: Rugby; Trinity College, Cambridge. Transferred to the R.F.C. from Yeomanry, 1916; graduated as pilot 1916; served in Gallipoli and Egypt; taken prisoner of war in France, 1917; Staff Officer, 1918 (temp. Major); permanent commission R.A.F. as Flight Lieut., 1919; served in Egypt and Iraq, 192125; promoted to present rank, 1929; commanded No. 33 Squadron, 1929; No. 502 Squadron, 192931. Add.: Cambridge University Air Squadron, Fen Causeway, Cambridge.

DONALD, Wing Commander David Grahame D.F.C., A.F.C., M.A., R.A.F.; Commanding No. 1 Indian Wing Station since 1932; b. London, 27 July, 1891. Educ.: Dulwich College; University College, Oxford. Learnt to fly, 1915; R.N.A.S., 1916; served afloat in H.M.S. Repulse, H.M.S. Furious and H.M.S. Vindictive, 191819; permanent commission R.A.F. as Flight Lieut., 1919; on expedition to the Baltic, 1920; Instructor at R.A.F. Staff College 192427; at R.A.F. Training Base, Leuchars, 1928; promoted to present rank, 1929. Imperial Defence College, 1931.

DONALDSON, Eric George Edward D.F.C.; pilot to Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service, Ltd. (Q.A.N.T. A.S.) in Australia; b. Alpha, Queensland, 14 Dec., 1892. Educ.: Geelong Grammar School, Victoria. Served in the R.F.A., 191516; in the R.F.C., 191619. Club: United Service, Brisbane. Add.: Q.A.N. T.A.S., Ltd., Longreach, Queensland, Australia. T.: Longreach 269.

DORE, Squadron Leader (Hon. Wing Commander) Alan Sidney Whitehorn D.S.O., T.D., A.A.F.; Commanding No. 604 (County of Middlesex) (Bomber) Squadron since 1930. b. London, 16 Sept. 1882. Educ.: Mill Hill School, Jesus College, Cambridge. Served as observer in France, 1915. Learnt to fly, 1916. Commanded No. 43 Squadron in France, 1917. Commanded 18th Wing, 1918. Club: Oxford and Cambridge. Add.: Eastcote Point, Pinner, Middlesex. T.: Pinner 26.

DOUGLAS, Squadron Leader Norman Sholto R.A.F.; Personnel Staff Duties, Headquarters, India, since 1929; b. Scar borough, 20 Jan., 1895. Educ.: Fettes. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 867. Learnt to fly at the Shoreham Flying School, 1914; Sub-Lieut. R.N.A.S., 1914; served during the War in the Dardanelles, Salonika, North Sea and at Malta; promoted to present rank, 1926. Add.: R.A.F. Headquarters, Simla, India. DOULAS, William Donald F. R.C.Sc.I. , A.F. R.Ae.S., A.M. I.E.E. A principal scientific officer, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough; b. Dublin, 2 August, 1887. In charge of Mechanical Test Department, Royal Aircraft Establishment. Add.: B.M./W.D.D., London, W.C.I.

DOUGLAS, Group Captain William Sholto M.C., D.F.C., R.A.F.; R.A.F. Instructor, Imperial Defence College; b. Oxford, 23 Dec., 1893. Educ.: Tonbridge; Lincoln College, Oxford. Transferred to the R.F.C. as an observer, 1914; learnt to fly, 1915; pilot in France for three years during the War; transferred to unemployed list, 1919; chief pilot to Messrs. Handley Page, Ltd., 1919; Permanent commission R.A.F., as Squadron Leader, 1920; passed through R.A.F. Staff College, 192223; promoted to present rank, 1932; holds French Croix de Guerre. Add.: Imperial Defence College, 9 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.I.

DOUGLAS AND CLYDESDALE, Squadron Leader The Marquis of M.P., A.A.F. Commanding No. 602 (City of Glasgow) (Bomber) Squadron since 1927; b. 3 Feb. 1903. Educ.: Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. Clubs: Bath, R.A.F., Western, Glasgow and New, Edinburgh. Add.: Dungavel, Strathaven, Lanarkshire. T.: Strathaven 15.

DOUGLASHAMILTON, Lord Malcolm Avenda le Director of British Flying Boats, Ltd. b. Strathaven, 12 Nov., 1909. Educ.: Eton and R.A.F. College, Cranwell. Served in R.A.F., 192732; Clubs: R.A.F., R.A.C., Caledonian United Services. Add.: Dungavel, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

DOWDING, Air Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere C.B., C.M.G.; Air Member of the Air Council for Supply and Research since September, 1930; b. 24 April, 1882. Educ.: Winchester; R. M. A . , Woolwich. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 711. Entered the R. Artillery, 1900; served in India prior to the War; seconded to the R.F.C., 1914; served in France during the War, commanding a Group in 1916; permanent commission R.A.F. as Group Captain, 1919; promoted to Air Commodore, 1922; Director of Training, Air Ministry, 192629; promoted to present rank, 1933; Air Officer Commanding Fighting Area, Air Defence of Great Britain, 192930. Club: United Service. Add.: Air Ministry, London, W.C.2.

DOWNER, Frederick Wilmot Midlemiste F.R.G.S., R.A.F.O.; flying instructor and navigation specialist to North Sea Aerial and General Transport Co., Ltd.; b. 21 March, 1900. Educ.: Clifton. Left the R.A.F., 1927; accompanied Capt. F. T. Courtney as navigator on his first Atlantic flight attempt, 1927; obtained ist Class Air Navigator's Licence in 1928. Club: R. Aero. Add.: 18, Lawrence Road, South Norwood, London, S.E.25.

DOWTY, George Herbert M.I.Ae.E., A.F.R.Ae.S.; Director of Aircraft Components Ltd., Cheltenham; b. Worcester, April, 1901. Connected with design departments of several aircraft companies since 1915; specialised on landing and arresting mechanisms, and delivered papers on these subjects in 1922 and 1926; free lance journalist on aviation to technical and daily papers; late council member, Inst. Ae. Eng. Add.: 17 Lansdown Crescent, Cheltenham, Glos.

D'OYLYHUGHES, Commander Guy D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.; Attached to Directorate of Training, Air Ministry since mi. b. Colorado, U.S.A. 1 Aug. 1891. Educ.: R.N. Colleges Osborne and Dartmouth. Obtained " A," " B " and " C " Certificates at C.F.S. 1930. Holds Silver Medal of Royal Humane Society. Club: United Service. Add.: 28, Hesper Mews, London, S.W.S. T.: Flaxman 6018.

DREW, Donald Herbert A.F.C.; aeroplane and seaplane pilot to Imperial Airways, Ltd.; b. London, 23 Sept., 1899. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 4684. Club: R. Aero; Add.: R. Aero Club, 119, Piccadilly, London, W.I.

DREW, Flight Lieut. Ernest Lewis R.A.F.O.; Aviation Representative, Shell Co. of South Africa since 1930; b. Durban, South Africa 12 Aug., pgo3. Educ.: Capetown University, Edinburgh University. Served in R.A.F., 192529. Add.: Shell Co. of South Africa, Box 2231 Cape Town.

DROGHEDA, Kathleen, Countess of C.B.E.; Chairman of the Women's Committee Air League of the British Empire; Vice-President Aeronautical Engineering College; Vice-President British Gliding Association; President London General Omnibus Co. Flying Club; first flew with Cody, 1910; organised the first official Aeronautical Exhibition in Great Britain, 1916. Clubs: Hanworth, Heston, Leicestershire Aero. Add.: 1, Park Row, London, S.W.I. T.: Sloane 6593.

DRUMMOND, Wing Commander Roy Maxwell D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C., R.A.F.; Commanding R.A.F. Station, Tangmere since 1931; b. Perth, W. Australia, 2 June, 1894. Educ.: Scotch College, Perth. Served in Australian Imperial Forces, 191416; graduated as pilot, 1916; served in Palestine, 191618; in command R.A.F. unit in Sudan, 191920; 192025, served at Old Sarum and Air Ministry; passed through R.A.F. Staff College, Andover, 1923; loaned to Commonwealth Government, Australian Air Force, 192529; Imperial Defence College, 1930; Air Ministry, 1931. Club: R.A.F. Add.: R.A.F. Station, Tangmere, Chichester, Sussex.

DRYSDALE, Dr. Charles Vickery C.B., O.B.E., D.Sc., M.I.E.E., F.R.S.E., F.C.G.I.; Director of Scientific Research, Admiralty; member of the Aeronautical Research Committee since 1929; b. London, 8 July, 1874. Educ.: City and Guilds Colleges, Finsbury and South Kensington. Chief of Research Admiralty Experimental Station, Harwich, during the War. Clubs: R. Societies, London Rowing. Add.: c/o The Admiralty.

DU BOULAY, Flight Lieut. Guy George Houssemayne R.A.F. (ret.); Director of Aircraft Investment Corporation; b. Cairo, 13 Oct., 1899. Educ.: Lancing. Entered the R.F.C., 1917; served in the R.A.F. until 1929 in the United Kingdom and Middle East. Club: R. Aero. Add.: 6, Rodmarton Mews, Baker Street, London.

DUCKHAM, Alexander F.C.S., Vice-President I.P.T.; Chairman and Managing Director of Alexander Duckham and Co., Ltd., oil producers; b. Blackheath, 1877. Educ.: University College, London. First flew with Bleriot, 1909; several years member of the Technical Committee of the R. Aero Club; during the War was Deputy Director-General of Ordnance Supply and Controller of Aircraft Factories, also Controller of Aircraft Assembling in America; presented Vanbrugh Castle to the R.A.F. Memorial Fund for use as an orphanage; holds the French Legion of Honour and Russian Order of St. Anne. Clubs: Bath, R. Aero, R. Automobile. Add.: 16, Cannon Street, London, E.C.4. T.: Central 6308.

DUDDING, Maynard Cecil R.A.F.O.; instructor to Air Service Training, Ltd.; b. Aldershot, 3o Nov., 1893. Served in the ranks in France, 191415, and in India, 191516; commissioned, 1917; in Palestine, 191718; instructor No. 5 F.T.S., R.A.F., 192126; instructor R.A.F. Reserve Flying School, Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, Ltd., Coventry, 192731. Add.: " Pant Mawr," Chessel Avenue, Bitterne, Southampton.

DUDLEY, William Hugh Laird Instructor to the Hampshire Aero Club since 1928; b. Southampton, 15 June, 1900. Educ.: Central School, Southampton. Served for one year during the War in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; passed instructor's course, 1924; instructing in the R.A.F. in Egypt and the United Kingdom until 1928. Add.: 59, Kent Road, Southampton.

Alan Duguid|DUGUID, Major Alan]] A.F.C.; Hon, Secretary to the Karachi Aero Club since 1928; b. London, 8 Aug., 1891. Educ.: Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet. Served R.F.C. and R.A.F. as observer, pilot and flying instructor during the War; section manager to the Indian Expedition of Messrs. Handley Page, Ltd., 191921. Clubs: R. Bombay Yacht, Bombay; Sind Club, Karachi. Add.: Sind Club, Karachi, India.

DUGUID, George Douglas M.A. (Cantab.), A.I.A.E.; Chief Technical Engineer, The College of Aeronautical Engineering; b. Kirkby Lonsdale, 7 Jan., 1899. Educ.: Queen Elizabeth's School; Christ's College, Cambridge. Served during the War in the R. Garrison Artillery. Add.: 27, Hurlingham Gardens, London, S.W. 6.

DUNKERLEY, Captain Hugo A.F.C.; Editor of East African Aviation; on the staff of the East African Standard; b. Ealing, London, 28 Feb. 1896. Educ.: Ackworth School, Yorks. Seconded to the R.F.C., 1916; served in France, 1917; invalided home, 1918; flew to Egypt with No. 58 Squadron; resigned from R.A.F., 1920; formed the Aero Club of East Africa, 1927, and was its first secretary; Editor A eroken, 192830. Add.: East African Standard, Box 38o, Nairobi, Kenya Colony.

DUNNE, John William F.R.S. Pioneer of British Aviation and Author; b. Kildare 1875. Educ.: Privately. Commenced to study aviation, 1900. Designed " Dunne-Huntinton " triplane and invented tailless monoplane, 1904. Employed by War Office on perfecting biplane, 1906. Tried out secretly at Blair Atholl, 1907 and 1908. Rose under its own power, and gliding successfully accomplished. Manager and designer Blair Atholl Aeroplane Co., 1909. Performed first officially witnessed flight before Orville Wright and Griffith Brewer, representing R. Aero. Society, 1910. Built and flew several monoplanes and biplanes, 191113. Assisted in advisory capacity in design of " Perodactyl." Served during War as Brigade Musketry instructor to 63rd Brigade, 191415. Holds Boer War Medal and two clasps. Clubs: United Service, Flyfishers. Add.: United Service Club, Pall Mall, London, S.W.

DURWARD, James Superintendent Air Ministry Meteorological Service Middle East and Iraq; b. 3 Dec., 1892. Educ.: Aberdeen University. Served during War with Gordon Highlanders, 191415, Royal Engineers, 191519. Add.: 17/6 Abdel Mareim, Heliopolis, Cairo. T.: Zeitown 707.

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