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LACHMANN, Doctor Gustav Victor E.K.I., E.K.II., H.T.M. (German decorations); technical staff, Messrs. Handley Page, Ltd., since 1929; b. Dresden, Saxony, 3. Feb., 1896. Educ.: Technical University, Darmstadt; University, Gottingen. Joined the 24th Hessian Life Dragoons, 1914; commissioned, 1916; pilot, 191718; employed on aerodynamic research work at Gottingen, 192124; chief designer to the Albatros Flugzeugwerke, Johannisthal, Berlin, 192526; technical adviser to the Ishikawajima Aircraft Works, Tokyo, 192629. Add.: 18, Highwood Grove, Mill Hill, London. T.: Mill Hill 2281.

LAL, Bhagat B. Instructor to the Delhi and U.P. Flying Club; b. Educ.: St. Stephen's College, Delhi. The first Indian to obtain his " A Certificate from the Delhi Flying Club, 1929; the first Indian to obtain " B Certificate in India; won the Sutherland Cup presented by His Grace the Duke of Sutherland for best allround flying progress in India, 1930. Associate of G.A.P. A.N.. Clubs: Roshanara, Delhi, Flying. Add.: xo, Asmanpur Road, Delhi.

LALE, wing Commander Horace Percy D.S.O., D.F.C., R.A.F.; Station Headquarters, Netheravon, since 1931; b. Sherwood, Notts., 8 April, 1886. Educ.: Taunton. Transferred to the R.F.C., 1916, served in France, 1917; flying instructor, 1918; permanent commission R.A.F. as Flying Off., 1919; in India, 1920; passed through Central Flying School, 1922; in Command, No. 32 Squadron, 1924; promoted to present rank, 1930. Add.: R.A.F., Netheravon, Wilts.

LAMPLUGH, Captain Alfred Gilmer F.R.Ae.S., M.I.Ae.E., F.R.G.S.; Underwriter and Principal Surveyor, British Aviation Insurance Co., Ltd.; b. 19 Oct., 1895., Air Ministry Pilot's " B " Licence No. 155. Learnt to fly, 1913; served R.F.C., R.A.F., 191619; member of Council R. Aeronautical Society; member of Committee R. Aero, London Aero Clubs; warden Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators of British Empire; member of Aviation Committee Lloyd's Register of Shipping; member of Committee London Chamber of Commerce. Clubs: R.A.F., R. Automobile, R. Hong Kong Yacht, R. Aero, Hong Kong. Add.: " Tai Wo," Priory Drive, Stanmore, Middlesex, T.: Stanmore 156.

LANDON Group Captain Joseph Herbert Arthur D.S.O., O.B.E., R.A.F.,; Air Staff Officer, Inland Area; b. Shenfield, Essex, 13 Dec., 1886. Educ.: Haileybury. Entered Essex Regt., 1905; took pilot's certificate, 1913; seconded to the R.F.C., 1914; served in France, 191415; instructor at Central Flying School, 1916; in France as Squadron Commander, 191617; Assistant Director at the War Office, 1917; Wing Commander serving in France, 191819; permanent commission R.A.F. as Wing Commander, 1918; served in Iraq, 192426; promoted to present rank, 1928. Club: R.A.F. Add.: Riverdale, Cowley, near Uxbridge, Middlesex.

LANE, Alan Sydney B.Sc., A.F.R.Ae.S., A.M.I.A.E., F.M.A.S.E., Aircraft Inspector to Government of India, since 1929; b. Bromley, Kent , 900, Edue. LtYllfra Grammar PAW.' and kir:wine, earn. Served in 1i,A,P. during the War. Pupil with Sunbeam Motor Car (to,; Air Ministry, 192427, Iiiroctioate of 'led/nit:al bevelopernemt '92729. Add.; Karacbi Airport,

LANE, John Kenneth Chief insw;tor arid Assistant Designer tr.. Redwing Aircraft Co., since 1919. b, 17 Nov., 1990, Ettu4,: Primer fie,horlts and fit Istol Urilyo:r ty, lyrawihg Offre4, Blackburn Aeroplane (1/.., rwo2r, Westland Aircraft Co. r fp 2 3; Aircraft Co., 1 3.21/ wker Eby) neer 5 Co., 112629, 32, (41TOrtlf RIM, Wail i/140Ini Smity, T.: Wallington 23n.

LANGLEY, Marcus Instriu;tor in betign, De Havillan4 Tef.tiniC„al SCIY/i) 41114A 1'912 , 11,4, bratreit4,11ian, Dtioritty;r Aircraft (J., 19293r; A tv.i;i:iti; JrftrniAtr of Institut,: of /4a7a1 Ambit,/A4 arid Institution of AtronautVal EnginfAlrs; 11/1/7mbtr of Li;turts Cornruittkt, Aerorialitmal Society, Member tbe Oftsmil cA Ae.S. l'ubtk,attims: "Meal Aircraft Gonstruction," r(j32, Add,; z s C Jrn's Mansions, West Hampstead, X. /, I.: 0%14.

LAPPIN, Willoughby Aviation Dtpartrrinnt, Fall; Po7fit, lame ftril of War; b. 19Afa4t. (,Guh: Aero, Add, 54, fiktorniln4 Park. ffifirkm, &IV/J.4. 1.: I•rospoi,t 4271,.

LARKIN, Captain Herbert J. Managing Director cif tly• Larkin Aircraft Supply (y,,, Lti l., of Australia; Australian A`;ri.,1 Sirr, vir,t4, Ltd,; b, J3riAbar14, 8 Oct., 1;'/)4, k4u'„; ItiorrialL Grammar filar 1, 1;r I/i/ OA R. Engi rifrAr. in kgypt, and 191410,, later with tip; 1?17,1,, arid k.A.P,in France, Add,: c/o Larkin Aircraft Supply Co., Ltil. Melbourne, Australia. T.: Melbourne (4ntral

LAW, Harlin gtfin M.P. Private (iwher of Vitstland "WM " G Rag/ !; Auld.: ( P/ingtini tett, London, W.3. 7: Kensington ri276.

LAWFORD, Eardley Haydon Mr/Avoro; (iffi4ter tai Air Mini:1;1,z b. ItinrIon 2 / 1;;;;4, &ha,: haft/ WV/A P.4 ,C, Au, Certif, No. 442 in 1913, (tortorrinnted flying tfii' ginning of:911,, ,/4,1,tarudtri 105mrai wart hinks and owned a flying R1 /14 • v.:T./PA Ira US ,C, arid KAY, /ing the wtoolt of the War, in Frans' aryl at test pilot; first pilot to fly on (At r fell rft.ognisecl London to Paris air route, 1919; qualified air navigator; Air Ministry Navigator's Licence No. 29; member of the Court of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Air Port of London, Croydon, Surrey.

LEACROFT, Wing Commander John M.C., R.A.F.; No. 1 School of Technical Training since 1930; b. Derby, 4 November, 1888. Educ.: Aldenham School; Pembroke College, Cambridge. Served during the War in Egypt and France, 191518; permanent commission as Flight Lieut., 1919; Iraq, 192224; promoted to present rank, 1932. Club: R.A.F. Add.: R.A:F., Halton Camp, Bucks.

LEATHER, Wing Commander Ralph Towlerton A.F.C., R.A.F.; Air Staff Officers, H.Q. Middle East since 1932. b. Dover, 19 Nov., 1892; Educ.: Eton and Durham University. Transferred from Warwick Yeomanry to R.F.C., 1915. France 1915; Egypt 1916; permanent commission as Flight Lieut., 1921; India 192125; passed course at Staff College, Quetta, 1925; attended Senior Officers' Army Course, Sheerness 1930; promoted present rank, 1931. Add.: Villa Victoria, Cairo, Egypt.

LEAVENS, Arthur David Operates Leavens Bros. of Ontario, Canada, a passenger-carrying, exhibition, advertising and instruction concern; b. Belleville, Ontario, 14 March, 1904. Spent last four years flying and as ground engineer. Add.: Belleville, Ontario, Canada.

LEAVENS, Walter Thomas Partner in Leavens Bros. of Ontario, Canada; b. Belleville, Ontario, 12 Dec., 1905. Spent the last three years as a pilot. Add.: 123, West Moira Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada.

LECKIE, Group Captain Robert D.S.O., D.S.C., D.F.C., R.A.F.; Superintendent of R.A.F. Reserve. b. Glasgow, 16 April, 189o. Educ.: Glasgow H.S. 191418 served in R.N.A.S. on North Sea Patrol; Lieut.Colonel Canadian Infantry, commanding No. i Canadian Wing, R. Canadian A.F., 1919; Director of flying operations, Canadian Air Board, 192022; member Canadian Air Board, 192123; commanding R.A.F. flights, H.M.S. Hermes, H.M.S. Courageous, 192629. Club: R.A.F. Add. The Hyde, Hendon, N.W.I.

LEDLIE, Captain William R.A.F.O.; Chief Pilot to Personal Flying services, Ltd., b. Armagh, 16 April. 1897. Educ.: Queen's University, Belfast. Served with Royal Irish Fusiliers, 191516; R.F.C. and R.A.F. /91620; Formerly with Berkshire Aviation Tours and Northern Air Lines, Manchester. Add.: Brooklands Aerodrome, Byfleet, Surrey. T.: Byfleet 617.

LEEMING, John F. Director of Northern Air Lines, Ltd., Northern Air Transport, Ltd., Berkshire Aviation Tours, Ltd., Coxley Mills Co., Ltd., Leeming Bros., Ltd.; b. Chorlton, 1895. " A " Licence No. 917. On the Racing Committee, R. Aero Club, 1927; Chairman Lancashire Aero Club, 192428. Publications: " Manchester and Aviation," " Pilot's 'A' Licence," Add.: Air Port of Manchester, Barton, Lancs; " Owlpen," Bowden, Cheshire. T.: Alt rincham 550.

LEES, Wing Commander Alan A.F.C., R.A.F.; No. 1 (Indian Wing) Station since 1932. b. Fairbottom, Lanes, 23 April 1895. Educ.: Wellington and R.M.C., Sandhurst. Transferred to R.F.C. from R. West Kent Regt. 1914. Served in France 191416; prisoner of war 191718; permanent commission as Flight Lieut. 1919; Iraq 192326; promoted to present rank 1932. Add.: R.A.F., Kohat, India.

LEES, Cecil Francis Owner of Cote Hill Aerodrome. b. Market Harborough, 7 Sept., 1903. Educ.: King Edward VII Gr. School, Market Harborough. Learnt to fly with Leicester Aero Club. Add.: Cote Hill Aerodrome, Husbands' Bosworth, Rugby. T.: Husbands Bosworth 34.

LEFROY, Lieut.Colonel Hugh Percival Thomson D.S.O., M.C., A.M.I.E.E.; b. 6 Oct., 1880. Educ.: Cheltenham; R.M.A., Woolwich. Commissioned R.E., 1899; In charge of Experimental Section for Military Field and Aircraft Wireless, 190914; retired 1922; in charge of Wireless Research at Air Ministry, Air Ministry Representative on the Radio Research Board and Wireless Section of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, 192227 Clubs: Junior United Service and Kildare Street, Dublin. Add.: Carrigglas Manor, Longford, Ireland.

LEGGATT, Edward Wilmer M.C. Chief Instructor to the Aero Club of New South Wales since 1930; b. Dehra Dun, India, 12 Feb., 1892. Educ.: Rugby. During the War served in the R.F.C.; in France as observer, 1915, and pilot, 1916; taken prisoner of war, 1916; escaped, 1918, resigned from the R.A.F., 1919; served in the R.A.A.F., 192326; instructor to the Aero Club of New South Wales, 192629; pilot to Australian Aerial Services, Ltd., 192930. Add.: c/o The Aero Club of New South Wales, Mascot Aerodrome, Sydney, Australia. T.: Mascot 626, 687.

LEIGHMALLORY, Group Captain Trafford Leigh D.S.O., Ll.B., R.A.F.; Deputy Director of Staff Duties, Air Ministry since 1931; b. Mobberley, Cheshire, xi July, 1892., Educ.: Haileybury, Magdalen College, Cambridge. Served early part of the War with Lancs. Fusiliers, wounded 1915; transferred R.F.C. 1916, qualified as pilot; commanded squadrons in England and France until 1918; 1925, attended R.A.F. Staff College; Wing Commander Air Staff, No. 22 Group, 1927; 192730, commanded School of Army Cooperation, Old Sarum. 193031. Instructor at Staff College, Camberley. Club: United Service. Add.: Air Ministry, London, W.C.2.

LELEU, Lionel Louis R.A.F.O.; pilot to Imperial Airways, Ltd., since 1926; b. London, 29 June, 1897. Educ.: Streatham College. Transferred to the R.F.C. as an observer, 1915; stationed at Netheravon and Castle Bromwich until posted to the North-West Frontier of India, 1916; learnt to fly in Egypt, 1917, and posted to Mesopotamia; returned to England, 1919; transferred to the Reserve, 1923; joy riding pilot to Berkshire Aviation Tours until 1926. Add.: Conanli, Hayden Avenue, Purley, Surrey. T.: Purley 2448.

LEMPFERT, Rudolf G. K. C.B.E.; Assistant Director, Meteorological Office, Air Ministry; b. Manchester, 1875. Educ.: Manchester Grammar School; Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Add.: 24A, Trebovir Road, London, S.W.5. T.: Frobisher 0195.

LENGERKE, G. E. De (See De Lengerke.)

LENNARD, Lieut.Colonel J. Barrett(See BarrettLennard.)

LEVERTON, Captain Henry Spry Manager in England, Royal Dutch Air Lines (K.M.L.), since 1921; b. Eastbourne, 4 May, 1890. Educ.: Rossall School. Served in France, 1914, with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; with Aircraft Transport and Travel Co., Ltd., 192021. Add.: Merrymeet Cottage, Woodmansteme, Surrey. T.: Burgh Heath 1433.

LEWIS, The Hon. Brian Managing Director of Brian Lewis and Co., Ltd.,; b. London, 1903. Educ. Malvern and Cambridge. Clubs: Bath, R. Aero. Add.: 30, Conduit Street Mayfair, London, W.I. T.: Mayfair 7028.

LEWISDALE, Henry Angley M.B.E., M. Inst., C.E., M.I.Mech.E.; Deputy Director of Works, Air Ministry. b.: 26 Aug., 1876. Educ.: Owen's College, Manchester. During War served with Admiralty and Air Ministry in Construction of Aerodromes. Member of R.I.B.A. Aerodromes Committee to examine and report on civil aerodromes. Publications: " Aviation and the Aerodrome." Add.: Air Ministry, Kingsway, W.C.2.

LINDJACKSON, Wilfrid B.Sc. (London), A.F.R.Ae.S.; on Technical Staff, Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., 192931. With D. Napier and Son, Ltd., 192329; member of British Schneider Trophy Team in charge of engines, 1925. Add.: " Haydon," Old Sneed Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol.

LINDOP, Squadron Leader Victor Somerset Erskine R.A.F.; AbyssinianSomaliland Boundary Commission; b. India, 24 May 1891. Educ.: R.M.A., Woolwich. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 754. Learnt to fly at Hendon, 1914; passed Central Flying School Course, 1914; served in France, Aug.Sept., 1914; made prisoner of war, 1914; served on North-West Frontier of India, 192023; commanded No. 208 (A.C.) Squadron, Egypt, 192730. Clubs: United Service, R. Automobile, Sandown Park, Queen's. Add.: c/oMessrs. Grindlay and Co., Ltd., 54, Parliament Street, London, S.W.I.

LINGHAM, George Alexander D.F.C.; Skywriting pilot with Major J. C. Savage since 1921; b. Melbourne, Australia, 3o Nov., 1898. Educ.: City of London School.' Entered the R.F.C. as test and ferry pilot at Hendon, 1916; served with No. 43 Squadron, 191718; test pilot until 1919; resigned commis; sion, 1919; has been engaged in operation and control of skywriting in America, Europe and Australia. Club: National Sporting. Add.: Hendon Aerodrome, London, N.W.4. T.: Colindale 6075.

LITTLE, Robert Fawcett b. Cumberland, 21 March, 1901. Educ.: Sedbergh. Part Owner of Border Aviation Co., 191922; attempted East to West Atlantic crossing with Capt. Courtney, 1927; assistant pilot and navigator to Capt. C.D. Barnard with the Duchess of Bedford on record flights England-India-England in 7i days, 1929, and England-Cape Town-England in 20 days, 1930 holds Pilots, 2nd Class Navigator's and Ground Engineer's Licences. Club: R Aero. Add.: Hillcrest, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey. T.: Egham 158.

LITTLEJOHN, George McCorgusdale Chief Instructor to Aero Club of New South Wales. b. Sydney, 29 Nov., 1904. Educ.: St. Leonard's Grammar School, Sydney. Holds Pilots " A " and " B " Licences. Club: R. Automobile of Australia. Add.: 10, Hopetown Avenue, Balmoral, Sydney, N.S.W. T.: Y1961.

LIVOCK, Squadron Leader Gerald Edward D.F.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Central Flying School, Wittering since 1932; b. Newmarket, II July, 1897. Educ.: Cheltenham. Entered the R.N.A.S., 1914; learnt to fly at the Graham' White School; served in seaplane carriers, 191516; at Great Yarmouth, 191618; in North Russia, 1919; on flying boat cruise to Gothenberg Aero Exhibition, 1922; in H.M.S. Pegasus in the Far East, 192425; commanded flying boat, Mediteranean cruise, 1926; 2ndin command Far East Flight, 1927; commanded No. 205 Squadron, 192831. attended R.N. College War Course, Greenwich 1931. Add.: R.A.F. Club, 128, Piccadilly, London W.I.

LLOYD, Colonel Frederick Lindsay C.M.G., C.B.E.; Member of R. Aero Club Committee and R. Aero Club Racing SubCommittee; b. London, 26 Nov., 1866. Clubs: R. Aero, R. Automobile, United Service. Add.: R. Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London, S.W. T.: Regent 5000.

LLOYD, Squadron Leader Hugh Pughe M.C., D.F.C., R.A.F.; on course at Staff College, Quetta; b. Worcester, 12 Dec., 1894. Educ.: Worcester. Transferred to R.F.C. in 1917; learnt to fly Castle Bromwich, 1917; served in France, 191719; served in India, No. 28 Squadron, 191923; at Old Sarum on Army Cooperation work, 192425; R.A.F. Staff College, 192526; Air Staff headquarters duties, No. 23 Group, 192629; No. 2 F.T.S., 192931; holds French Croix de Guerre. Add.:, Walcot, Lincoln. T.: Billinghay 36.

LOADER, Robert Arthur Vice-President of the De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, Ltd.; b. London. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 5760. Club: R. Aero. Add.: 372, Bay Street, Toronto, Canada.

LOBELLE, Marcel, J.O. Aeronautical Engineer and Designer. b. Courtrai, 9 March, 1893. Educ.: Tournai Belgian Military College. Served in the Belgian Army during the War, 191418; holds the Belgian Croix de Guerre. Add.: Monomark BM/ERED, London, W.C.

LONDONDERRY, The Marquis of, Sir Charles Stewart Henry VaneTempestStewart K.G., P.C., M.V.O.; Secretary of State for Air since Nov., 1931; Major (Brevet Lieut.Col.) reserve R. Horse Guards , b. 13 May, 1878. Educ.: Eton; R.M.C., Sandhurst. Served during the War as A.D.C. to Lieut.General Sir W. Pulteney, 191419 , 2ndincommand R. Horse Guards, 1915; UnderSecretary of State for Air, 192021; first Minister of Education in Ulster Parliament, 192126; a member of the Senate of Northern Ireland 192129 (Leader 192126) . First Commissioner of Works, 192829 and (in National Govt.) 1931. Clubs: Carlton, R. Yacht Squadron. Add.: Londonderry House, Park Lane, London, W.'; Wynward Park, StocktononTees; Mount Stewart, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland. T.: (London) Grosvenor 1616.

LONG, Flight Lieut. Francis William R.A.F.; No. 8 (B) Squadron, Aden, since 1932. b. Bristol, io Oct., 1899. Educ.: Lancing. Entered the R.A.F., 1917; learnt to fly, 1918; instructor, 1918; served in France, 1918; entered the R.A.F., 1921; served in Iraq and Egypt, 192225; R. Aircraft Establishment, 192629; Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, 192931; member of the Schneider Trophy Team, 1931. Add.: Fawley Cottage, Fawley, Hants. T.: Fawley 43.

LONG, Squadron Leader Howard Oakey D.S.O., R.A.F.; attached to Mantlesham Heath since 1932; b. Reading, 26, Jan., 1892. Educ.: Reading School; H.M.S. Worcester. Served in India, 1914; with No. 3 Squadron, R.F.C., in France, 1915; prisoner of war, 1916; served in Army of Occupation on the Rhine, 1919; on Commission of Control, Berlin, 192021; served at Constantinople, 1923, and in Iraq, 192427; passed Engineering Course at Henlow, 192930; Clubs: R. Aero, Phyllis Court. Add.: c/o. Lloyds Bank, Ltd., Pall Mall, London.

LONGDEN, David Chairman and Managing Director of Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., Steel Wing Co., Ltd., Gloster Coach and Sheet Metal Co., Ltd. Has directed efforts of Gloster Aircraft Co. since 1916, responsible for development Gloster Hele-Shaw-Beacham variable pitch propellor. Clubs: Thatched House, R. Torbay Yacht, R. Aero. Add.: The Rosery, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham. T. Cleeve Hill 16.

LONGMORE, Air Vice-Marshal Arthur Murray C.B., D.S.O., R.A.F.; Commanding R.A.F. College, Cranwell, since 1929; b. St. Leopards, New South Wales, 8 Oct., 1885. Educ.: Stubbington House; H.M.S. Brittania. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 72. Entered the R. Navy as a Midshipman, 1901; instructor at Central Flying School, 1912-13; served in France, 1914-16; Lieut.Col. R.A.F., serving at Malta and in the Adriatic Group, 1917-18; permanent commission R.A.F. as Wing Commander, 1919; in Bulgaria, 1920; attended Army Staff College, Camberley, 1922; Chief Staff Officer, Iraq, 1924, later Director of Equipment, Air Ministry; promoted to present rank, 1930; holds French Legion of Honour, French Croix de Guerre, Italian Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus, and Italian Croce di Guerra; Order of the Crown of Belgium. Clubs: Army and Navy, R. Aero, Add.: Elsham House, Grantham.

LORD, John F.R.Ae.S.; Joint Managing Director, SaundersRoe, Ltd., East Cowes, and Spartan Aircraft, Ltd.; b. Irlam, Lanes Clubs: R. Aero, R. London Yacht, Eccentric. Add.: Melcombe House, Queen's Road, Cowes. T.: Cowes 378.

LOTON, Arthur George Chief instructor to the Brough R.A.F. Reserve School since 1924; b. 15 April, 1897. Served during the War in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; with Eastbourne Aviation Company, 191920; on British Aviation Mission to Japan, 1921 23. Club: R. Aero. Add: The Aerodromes, Brough, East York.

LOW, Professor Archibald Montgomery Fellow and Member of Council of the Inst. of Patentees, Assoc. City and Guilds Inst., F.C.S., F.R.G.S., D.Sc., Ph.D., M.A., M.I.A.E.; formerly Vice-President Radio. Assoc.; and Assistant Professor of Physics, R. Ordnance College; Vice-President and Vice-Chairman, Soc. of Automobile Engineers; Fellow of the Scientific Expeditionary Research Assoc.; b. Purley, 1888. Educ.: St. Paul's; Skerry's College, Glasgow; Imperial College of Science, London. Conducted early glider experiments; in charge of R.F.C. experimental work during the War; designed transmitting gear for radio controlled aerial and water torpedos; Technical Officer and Major R.A.F., twice mentioned to Secretary of State for War designed radio telewriter for aeroplane use, also range-finding television apparatus and astigmatic sight for rendering machine gun fire visible to gunmen; has experimented in sound reduction in aeroplanes; conducted noise investigation for Imperial Airways; conducted heat photography experiments on air co, 'led aero engines; Ctubs: Junior Car(Vice-Pres.); British Motor Cycle Racing (Vice-Pres.); Ealing, Surbiton, City of London Motor (Pres.); South-Eastern and South Midland Centres of the Auto-Cycle Union (Pres.), etc., etc. Add.: " The Yews," Woodstock Road, London, W.4. T.: Chiswick 2162.

LOW, Major Archibald Reith M.A., F.R.Ae.S.; member of Council R. Aeronautical Society, 192030; b. Scotland, 1878. Educ.: Edinburgh, Cambridge and London Universities. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 34. Aircraft Designer to British and Colonial Aeroplane Co., and Vickers, Ltd.; served during the War as Lieut.Commander R.N.A.S. and Major R.A.F. i n the North Sea, iEgean Sea, Egypt, and on the East Coast; later Scientific Officer, Air Ministry. Club: R.A.F. Add.: 22, Avondale Road, Croydon, Surrey. ,

LOWDELL, George Edward A.F.M.; Chief Instructor to the Brooklands School of Flying; b. London, 4 Dec., 1901. Served in the R.F.C. during the last year of the War; learnt to fly, 1922; flying instructor, R.A.F., before joining Suffolk Aero Club; was chief instructor to Suffolk Aero Club until 1930. Clubs: Suffolk Aero, Brooklands Aero. Add.: Brooklands School of Flying, Brooklands, Surrey. T.: ByReet 437.

LOWE, Wing Commander Cyril Nelson M.C., D.F.C., R.A.F.; No. 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices), Halton. b. Holbeach, Lines., 7 Oct., 1891. Educ.: Dulwich and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Served in France with A.S.C. 191416; Transferred to R.F.C. 1916, in France 1916 and 1918; commanded Nos. r and 6 Squadrons in Iraq 192627; Commanded No. 43 (F) Squadron, Tangmere 192730; Chief Flying Instructor No. 2 F.T.S. 193031 Club: Hawks, Cambridge. Add.: R.A.F., Halton, Bucks.

LOWE, Wing Commander John Claude Malcolm R.A.F.; Air Staff (Armament) Officer, Inland Area, since 1930; b. Warwickshire, 21 Feb., 1888. Educ.: Uppingham and Oxford. Transferred to the R.A.F. from the R.N.V.R. for technical armament duties, 1918; permanent commission R.A.F. as Squadron Leader, 1924; on the staff of Superintentendent of Design, R. Arsenal, Woolwich, 192426; Assistant Director of Research and Design (Armament), Air Ministry, 192630; promoted to present rank, 1928. Add.: R.A.F., Stanmore, Middlesex. LOWEWYLDE, Charles Herbert Managing Director B.A.C., Ltd., Maidstone. b. Newcastle-on-Tyne, 4 Feb., 1901; Apprenticed with Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Co., Ltd., Aviation Dept. Two years in R.A.F. as Technical Instructor, Works Planning Engineer, Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co., in Greece; Experimental Production Engineer, Supermarine, Aviation Works, Ltd.; Learnt to fly 1917; Holder of No. 1 Glider Pilot's Certificate. Club: Hanworth. Add.: B.A.C., Ltd., Maidstone. T.: Maidstone 4111.

LUCAS, Flight Lieutenant Philip Gadesdon R.A.F.O.; Test Pilot to H.G. Hawker Engineering Co., since 1931. b. Bexley Heath, 3 Sept., 1902. Educ.: Epsom Coll ge. Held commission in R.A.F. 192631. Club: R. Aero. Add.: c/o R. Aero Club, 119, Piccadilly, London, W.I.

LUDLOWHEWITT, Air Vice-Marshal Sir Edgar Rainey K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., M.C., R.A.F. Director of Operations and Intelligence Air Ministry; b. 9 June, 1886. Educ. Radley; Eastman's School; R.M.C. Sandhurst. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 887 Entered Army, 1905; joined R.F.C. 1914; graduated in flying at Central Flying School, Sept., 1914; served with R.F.C. in France, 191517; appointed Inspector of Training, graded as Brigade-Commander, 191718; served in France and Germany, 191819; permanent commission R.A.F. as Wing Commander, 1919; Deputy Director of Training, Air Ministry, 1919; Air Secretary to the Secretary of State, 192223; Air A.D.C. to H.M. the King, 192123; promoted to Air Commodore, 1923; President Aerodrome Board, Air Ministry, 192326; commanded R.A.F. Staff College, 192630; promoted to present rank, Jan., 1930; Air Officer Commanding British Forces in Iraq, 193032; holds French Legion of Honour. Clubs: Army and Navy, R.A.F. Add.: Westbrook House, Broomham, Wilts.

LUMSDEN, Carlos Gerald R.A.F.O.; pilot to Imperial Airways, Ltd., Croydon, since 1931; b. Norwich, 16 Dec., 1903. Served in R.A.F., 192228, at Leucshars, in H.M.S. Argus and H.M.S. Furious, and at Tangmere; pilot to Fairchild Aviation Co., Ltd., 192931. Clubs: R. Aero, Public Schools, Canadian Aero. Add.: Kisumu Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya Colony.

LUTHIS, Squadron Leader Francis William Fellowes R. Australian A.F.; R.A.F. Staff College; b. 27 July, 1896. Educ.: Hale's School, Perth. Served with the Australian Light Horse, /91417; observer Australian Flying Corps, x917; qualified as a pilot, 1918. Club: Naval and Military, Melbourne. Add.: R.A.F., Andover, Hants.

LYMBURNER, James Harold Pilot to Canadian Airways, Ltd., Canada, since 1928; b. County Lincoln, Ontario, 24 April, 1904. Learnt to fly, 1928. Add.: c/o Canadian Airways, Desbarats Building, Montreal, Canada.

LYNAM, Ernest John Herbert A. R.C.S. , D.I.C., A.F.R.Ae.S.; Principal Technical Officer, A. and A.E.E., Martlesham Heath; b. Greenwich, 1I Aug., 1892. Educ.: R. College of Science. Entered R. Aircraft Factory, 1915; later in charge of airscrew design and research. In charge of Airworthiness Department, R.A.E. until 1932. Add.: Foxhills, Beatrice Avenue, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

LYNCH BLOSSE, Patrick Windsor Pilot to Air Survey Co., Ltd., b. Glamorgan, 11 April, 1900. Educ.: Blundells. Served during the War with xst Experimental Torpedo Squadron, East Fortune, Scotland; owned an Avro 5o4K used for joyriding, 192426; later with Guinea Airways Ltd., New Guinea; with Australian National Airways as pilot and instructor, until 1931. Add.: c/o Air Survey Co., Entebbe, Uganda, E. Africa.

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