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SAINT, Captain Howard John D.S.C.; Chief Test Pilot to Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., since 1927; b. Ruabon, 20 Jan., 1894. Educ.: Manchester University. Entered the R.N.A.S., 1915; served in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. until 1919; made the first flight under civilian conditions, 1919; holder of No. I Civil. Licence; test pilot R. Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, 192227. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Leckhampton Hall, Cheltenham, Glos. T.: Cheltenham 4120.
ST. BARBE, Francis Edward Noel Sales and Publicity Manager to the De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd. Learnt to fly, 1930. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex. T.: Edgware 0171.
ST. BARBE, Sydney Lane Foster R.A.F.O.; Learnt to fly, 1Q17. Served in the R.A.F.; Pilot in first LondonParis service 191920; Pilot for Spanish service Seville to Morocco in Riff war for 2 years; Instructor, London Aeroplane Club; Sky writing in all European Countries. Add.: Heston Aerodrome, Hounslow, Middlesex.
ST. JOHN-KEARNEY, James Milo Director and Pilot Irish Air Lines, Ltd. b. Dalkey, Co. Dublin, 17 Feb., 1896. Educ.: Blackrock College, Dublin and National University, Dublin. Served with R. Inniskilling Fusiliers, 191417; R.F.C. and R.A.F., 191719; joined Irish Aero Club and took first " A " licence test held in Ireland; Founder-member Kuala Lumpur Flying Club, 193031; " B " Licence 1932; Founded Irish Air Lines, Ltd., 1932; Clubs: Irish Aero, R. Singapore Flying. Add.: 118, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland.
SALA, Lieutenant de Vaisseau Pierreantoine Air Attaché to the French Embassy in London since 1928; b. Bayonne, 1897. Took pilot's certificate in the French Naval Air Service, No. 585, in airships, No. 175; served during the War from 191518; joined the French Naval Air Service in 1918; served as a seaplane pilot in Greece, Bulgaria, Tunis and Morocco, as an airship pilot in Algeria; commanded a flying boat squadron at Cherbourg. Clubs: R. Aero, Army and Navy, R.A.F., United Service. Add.: 3ia, Sloane Street, London, S.W.I. T.: Sloane 68o8.
SALAMAN, Miss Peggy b. London, 20 Sept., 1910. Learnt to fly 1930; entered machine which was third King's Cup Race, 1931; with Gordon Store made record flight from EnglandCape town, Nov., 1931, 5 days 6i hrs. Add.: 8, Cambridge Square, London, W.2. T.: Paddington 2621.
SALMON, Percy Head of Design Department, R.A.E., Farnbrough. b. Leytonstone, July 1879. Educ.: Private schools and Brighton Technical College. Add.: 65, Ellerton Road, Wandsworth Common.
SALMOND, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John (Maitland) G.C.B., C.M.G., C.V.O., D.S.O., LL.D., R.A.F.; Chief of the Air Staff since 1930; b. 17 July, 1881. Educ.: Wellington; R.M.C., Sandhurst. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 272. Entered Army, i9oi; was Flight Commander and instructor Central Flying School, 1912; became Wing Commander by 1915; Brigadier-General, 1916; Director-General Military Aeronautics, War Office, 1917; member of Army Council, 1917; permanent commission R.A.F. as Air Vice-Marshal, 1919; Air Officer Commanding Inland Area, 1920; served on a committee of investigation to India, 1922; commanded forces in Iraq, 1922; Promoted Air Marshal, 1923; Air Officer Commanding Air Defence of Great Britain, 192529; at invitation of their respective Governments advised Australia and New Zealand on Air Defence; member of the Air Council for Personnel, 192930; Principal A.D.C. to the King, 1925-30; holds French Legion of Honour, Italian Order of the Crown, Belgian Order of Leopold, Belgian Croix de Guerre, American Distinguished Service Medal. Clubs: R.A.F., Army and Navy. Add.: 27, Chester Terrace, Regents Park, London, N.W.I. T.: Museum 5663.
SALMOND, Air Chief Marshal Sir (William) Geoffrey (Hanson) K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O., R.A.F.; Commanding Air Defence of Great Britain since 1931; b. 19 August, 1878. Educ.: Wellington; R.M.A., Woolwich. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 421. Entered Army 1898. served in S. African War; passed through Staff College, Camberley, 191112; joined Central Flying School, Upavon, 1913; G.S.O.II, War Office, 1914; Commanded No. 1 Squadron R.F.C., 1915; in command 5th Wing R.F.C., 1915; Brigade Commander R.F.C., Middle East, 1916-17, Divisional Commander, 191822; First flight to India from Egypt with A. Vice-Marshal Borton and late Sir Ross Smith, 1918; Organised layout of landing grounds Cairo-Cape 1918-19; and route from Amman to Baghdad, 1922; permanent commission, R.A.F. as Air Vice-Marshal, 1919; Air Member for Supply and Research, 192226; in command R.A.F., India, 192731; Directed Evacuation of Kabul, 192829; holds Order of the Nile, Order of St. Saviour of Greece, Corder of Hedjaz. Clubs: R.A.F., United Service. Add.: Woodlands; Stoke Poges.
SASSOON, Squadron Leader the Rt. Hon. Sir Philip (Albert Gustave David) 3rd Bt., P.C., G.B.E. C.M.G., M.P. Under Secretary of State for Air since Sept., 1931; b. 4 Dec., 1888. Educ.: Eton; Christ Church, Oxford. Private Secretary to Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1915-18; Under-Secretary of State for Air, 192429; Trustee of the National Gallery, 1921-29, since Trustee of the Wallace Collection Tate Gallery, British School at Rome. Honorary Air Commodore No. 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force. Add.: 25, Park Lane, London, W.I. T.: Grosvenor 1723.
SAUL, Captain Jonathan Patrick Vice-President of the Irish Aero Club; b. Dublin, 15 March, 1895. Educ.: St. Andrew's College, Dublin. During the War served in the Mercantile Marine, 191416; with the R. Engineers attached to the R.F.C. in Mesopotamia, India and France, 191619; navigator to Air Commodore Kingsford-Smith on his flights in the " Southern Cross " from Dublin to Newfoundland, from Newfoundland to New York, and from New York to San Francisco, June, 1930; Navigator to J. A. Mollison, in charge of his E. to W. Atlantic Flight, 1932; holds Irish Free State and American pilot's licences; is a Commander of the Crown of Italy. Add.: " Kingsford," Sandycove Promenade, County Dublin. T.: Dublin 61420.
SAUL, Wing Commander Richard Ernest D.F.C., R.A.F.; Commanding School of Army Cooperation, since 1930; b. Dublin, 16 April, 1891. Educ.: St. Andrew's College, Dublin; Ross College, Dublin. Transferred from the Army Service Corps to the R.F.C. as an observer, 1916; served in France from 191619; in the Army of Occupation on the Rhine, 191921; permanent commission R.A.F. as Squadron Leader, 1919; served in Iraq, 192124; later on headquarters staff at Farnborough; promoted to present rank, 1926; holds the Belgian Order of the Crown. Add.: R.A.F., Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wilts.
SAUNDBY, Wing Commander Robert Henry Magnus Spencer M.C., D.F.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Directorate of Operations and Intelligence, Air Ministry since 1931. b. Egbaston, 26 Apr., 1896; Educ.: King Edward's School, Birmingham. Joined R.F.C. from R. Warwickshire Regt. 1915; learnt to fly 1916; France 191617; Directorate of Training, Air Ministry, 191920; Instructor No. I F.T.S. 192022; Iraq 192225; Commanded Aden Flight 192526; Chief Instructor No. 4, F.T.S. /926; graduated R.A.F. Staff College, 1928; Air Staff, Wessex Bombing Area 192931; Clubs: R.A.F.; Flyfishers. Add.: The Tower House, HarrowontheHill, Middlesex.
SAUNDERS, Flight Lieut. Kenneth Foster D.S.C., A.F.C., R.A.F. (ret.); Manager of Flying Division of Canadian Airways, Ltd., Canada; b. Victoria, Canada, 6 Feb., 1893. Learnt to fly in U.S.A., 1915; served in R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. from 191519; commercial flying in Sweden, 191921; flying on Pacific coast of Canada, 192123; joined Fairchild Aviation of Canada as Pilot, 1923 (Fairchild Aviation of Canada later became Interprovincial Airways, Ltd.); has flown nearly 4,000 hours; Canadian Airways conducts aerial surveys, freighting and air taxi work. Club: Quiet Birdmen of the World. Add.: Interprovincial Airways, Grand Mere, Province of Quebec, Canada. T.: Grand Mere 438 and 136 W.
SAVAGE, John Clifford (late Major R.A.F.); b. Ryde, I.O.W., 23 Oct. 1891. Commenced aircraft construction, 1909; partner in B.C. Hucks' Aviation Co., 191214; served during the War in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; commercial manager to British Aero Transport Co., 1919-21; skywriting experimental work, 191114; operated skywriting in United Kingdom, Europe and America, I91930; 1930, produced the Savage Sky Projector. Clubs: Aero, R.A.F., London Sketch, Aldwych. Add.: London Aerodrome, Hendon; 5o, East 42nd Street, New York City, U.S.A.; Frognal Priory, Hampstead, N.W.3. T.: Colindale 6075.
SAWER, Captain Dudley William Raglan Business manager to Airways Publications, Ltd., since 1931; b. Hove, 4 Jan., 1899. Educ.: St. John's College, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Commissioned R. Field Artillery, 1915; served in France, 191517; appointed assistant to the officer commanding Ipswich Group A.I.D., 1918; rejoined R. Field Artillery, 1918; transferred to R. Horse Artillery, 1919; retired, 1924; later advertisement manager to " Airways ". Add.: 6, Norfolk Street, Strand, London, W.C.2. T.; Temple Bar 28o1.
SAYER, Philip George Gerald R.A.F.O.; pilot to the H. G. Hawker Engineering Co., Ltd., since 1930; b. Colchester, 5 Feb., 1905. Educ.: St. Joseph's College, Nainital, India. Entered the R.A.F., 1924; served in the United Kingdom until 1930, when transferred to the Reserve. Club: R. Aero. Add.: " Sandhurst," Bylleet Road, Weybridge. T.: Bytleet 182.
SAYERS, William Higley M.I.Ae.E.; Assistant Engineer, Boulton and Paul, Ltd., Norwich; b. Eastbourne, 1884. Served during the War R.N.A.S. and R.A.F., 191419; engaged on experimental construction of aircraft, istioi; at Brooklands, 191112; with Handley Page, Ltd., 1913; technical editor The Aeroplane, 1914; experimental construction dept., R. N. A . S. , 191517; technical dept., Air Ministry, 191719; technical editor The Aeroplane, 191928. Clubs: R. Aero, Norfolk and Norwich Aero. Add.: 51, College Road, Norwich.
SCANLON, Major Martin F. D.S.M. (American), U.S. Army Air Corps; Air Attaché to the American Embassy, London; b. Scranton, Pennsylvania, II Aug. 1889. Educ.: Pennsylvania University, Cornell University. Served during the War in England, Jan.June, 1918; in France, Aug., 1918, to June, 1919; became a licensed pilot in 1916; holds Italian Order of Sts. Maurizzia and Lazzaro. Clubs: R.A.F., Army and Navy, Naval and Military, United Service, American. Add.: 6, Grosvenor Gardens, London, S.W.I. T.: Sloane 9201.
SCHOFIELD, Flight Lieut. Harry Methuen. R.A.F.O.; Director, The Monospar Co., Ltd.; General Manager, General Aircraft, Ltd.; b. Clapham, London, 28 Nov., 1899. Served in R.N.A.S. and R.A.F., 191729; member of Schneider Trophy Team at Venice, 1927; Instructor to Oxford University Air Squadron 192829; chief pilot to National Flying Services, Ltd., 193031; Chief Test Pilot and Sales Manager, General Aircraft, Ltd., 1931; holds " B " Pilot's and 2nd Class Navigator's Licences; Member of G.A.P.A.N.. Publications: " High Speed and other Flights" and jointly with W. E. Johns, " The Pictorial Flying Course." Club: R. Aero. Add.: Onslow, Farm Lane, Purley, Surrey. T.: Purley 3173.
SCHOLES, John James R.A.F.O. Aviation Department, National Benzole Co., Ltd. b. Oldham, 27 May, 1896. Served in R.F.C., 191718. Clubs R. Aero, Lancashire Aero. Add.: 5, Osterley Crescent, Isleworth, Middlesex. T.: Hounslow 3104.
SCOTT, Charles William Anderson A.F.C., R.A.F.O.; b. London, 13 Feb., 1903. Educ.: Westminster. Entered the R.A.F., 1922; transferred to the Reserve, 1926. Engaged in Air Mail work with Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services, Ltd., 192730; on loan from Q.A.N.T.A.S., Ltd.; made England-Australia-England flight, 9 days 4 hrs. out, Io days 22 hrs. return, 1931; England-Australia record flight in 8 days 20 hrs., 1932; member of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators of the British Empire. Club.: R. Aero., W. Mersea Yacht; R. Burnham Yacht. Add.: c/o R. Aero Club, 119, Piccadilly, London, W.I.
SCOTT, Flight Lieut., Stuart Douglas Technical Adviser and Chief Test Pilot to Saunders Roe, Ltd. b. Chelsea, 1892. Educ.: City of London School. Served in R. Aircraft Factory and A.I.D.; served in France, 191418; commissioned again in R.A.F., seaplane and flying boats instruction; Member of R.A.F. Far East Flight to Singapore and Australia, 1927. Clubs: R. Aero, R. London Yacht. Add.: R. Marine Hotel, Cowes, T.: Cowes 193.
SCOTT-HALL, Stuart M.Sc., D.I.C., A.F.R.Ae.S.; Technical Officer, A. and A.E.E., Martlesham Heath, since 1929. b. Sutton, 23 March, 1905. Educ.: Eastbourne College and Imperial College, London University. Busk Memorial Scholar, 192526; Pilcher Memorial Prize, 1927; Scientific Officer, R.A.E., 192729; Technical Officer A. and A.E.E. 1929; Founder-Member, British Gliding Association; Author of various scientific and technical papers on flight. Club: R. Aero. Add.: A. and A.E.E., Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.
SCOTT, Lieut.Colonel, The Lord Herbert C.M.G., D.S.O., D.L.; Member of London Chamber of Commerce, Aviation Section; Director of Rolls-Royce, Ltd. b. London 3o Nov., 1872. Educ.: Eton and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Served in S. Africa as A.D.C. to Field Marshal Earl Roberts; Served during the war in France, 191416; officer of Legion of Honour (France); Knight of Justice St. John of Jerusalem. Clubs: Whites, R. Thames Yacht, R. Aero. Add.: 6, Park Square (West) N.W.r. T.: Welbech 2997.
SCOTT-PAINE, Hubert Designer of marine aircraft and high speed motor craft; b. Shoreham, 1890. First flew 1910; designed and built aeroplanes 1910II; designed the first circular hull for flying boats 1913; designed the first twin-engined land machine in England 191415; constructed, organised and financed defender in Schneider Trophy Race, 1919; founded the first commercial air line, British Marine Air Navigation Co., 1920; won the Schneider Trophy (Capt. Biard, pilot) 1922; Defended the Trophy, 1923; Managing Owner, Supermarine Aviation Works, Ltd. 191222; joined the Board of Imperial Airways, Ltd., 1923; founded the British Power Boat Co., 1928; was responsible for the design and construction of the late Sir Henry Seagrave's original Miss England, 1929, winner of over two hundred motor boat trophies and races, 192632; designed, built, challenged and drove Miss Britain I in America, winning Detroit News Trophy 1930; retained this in England 1931. Club: R. Motor Yacht. Add.: Weston, near Southampton, T.: Woolston 88398.
SCRIVEN, Squadron Leader Victor Reginald A.F.C., A.F.R.Ae.S., R.A.F.; Attending Senior Officers' course, Portsmouth since 1932; b. London, I Jan., 1891. Educ.: Rugby House. Technical Assistant to Col. J. L. B. Templar, Chief of Balloon Section and designer of Army Airship Nulli Secundus, 1912; entered the R.N.A.S. 1914; served Dunkirk, North Sea, the Dardanelles, 191417; Commanded flying boat flights at Felixstowe, Calshot, Scilly Is. and Malta; served in Iraq, 192225; promoted to present rank, 1928; attached to the R.A.A.F. and commanded a seaplane squadron R.A.A.F. and in command No. Ioi Flight in H.M.A.C. Albatross, 192931. Clubs: R.A.F., R. Empire Society. Add.: Hides Close, Beaulieu, Hants. T.: Beaulieu 42.
SEABROOK, Squadron Leader John A.F.C., N.Z., A.F. Vice-President Auckland Aero Club. b. California, 6 jan., 1896; Educ.: Auckland Grammar School. Served in England, as Instructor, and Egypt, 191619; member first committee Auckland Aero Club; Winner New Zealand Aerial Derby, 1929; Clubs: Officers, Auckland; R. Empire Society, London; Auckland Aero. Add.: 77, Symond's Street, Auckland, N.2.
SEELY, MajorGen. Rt. Hon. John Edward Bernard C.B., C.M.G., P.C., D.S.O.; b. 31 May 1868. Chairman of the Air League of the British Empire since 1932. Under-Secretary of State for Air and President of the Air Council, 1919. Clubs: Brooks, Athenaeum, R.Yacht Squadron, Cowes, Add.: Mottistone Manor, Isle of Wight.
SELFRIDGE, Harry Gordon, Jnr. Chairman of Brian Lewis and Co., Ltd.; b. Chicago, U.S.A., 2 Apr., 1900. Educ.: Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge. Private Owner of PussMoth G.ABMS and Comper Swift G.ABPE. Club: Bath. Add.: 8, Farm Street, London, W.I. T.: Grosvenor 3188.
SEMPILL, The Hon. William Francis Forbes(Master of Sempill) A.F.C., F.R.Ae.S.; Deputy Chairman of the Council of London Chamber of Commerce; Member of Standing Committee of Civil Aviation Section of the London Chamber of Commerce, Director of National Flying Services; Vice-President International Commission for the study of Motorless Flight; Member of the Advisory Committee of the Science Museum; member of the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Hull University; b. Devonport, 1893. Taken an active interest in aeronautics since 1912; served in R.N.A.S., R.F.C. and R.A.F. during the War, retiring at the end of 1919; held responsible technical posts in all Services and acted as official representative on Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (now Aeronautical Research Committee) and other technical committees; special Mission to U.S.A., 1918; in 1921 headed a Mission of thirty to Japan to organise, equip and train Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service; in 1926 visited Greece at request of Greek Government to advise on reorganisation of Greek Naval Air Service; devoted attention to commercial and sporting development of aviation; Chairman of the Royal Aeronautical Society, 192628, and President, 1928, 1929 and 1930; Clubs: Athenaeum, M.C.C., Beefsteak, Junior United Service. Add.: Sardinia House, Kingsway, London, W.C.2. T.: Holborn 0991.
SEMPILL The Hon. Mrs. Eileen Marion Forbesb. London, 28 Jan., 1891; wife of Colonel The Master of Semphill. Chairman of The Aviation Group Forum Club, 192930; interested in the sporting side of aviation and in touring by air. Add.: Caermellin, The Lizard, Cornwall; 12, Gardnor Mansions, Church Row, London. N.W.3. T.: Hampstead 65oo.
SHACKLETON, W. Stancliffe Aeronautical Consultant; b. Keighley, Yorks, 1896. One time Technical Manager and Designer to Air Navigation and Engineering Co., Ltd.; later aeroplane designer to William Beardmore and Co., Ltd.; later chief engineer to Larkin Aircraft Supply, Co., and Australian Aerial Services, Ltd.; Partner in Shackleton and Murray, specialising in overseas aircraft trade. Club.: R. Aero. Add.: 175, Piccadilly, London, W.1.
SHAW, Cyril Raymond Lawrence R.A.F.O.; Test Pilot and Instructor to Bristol Aeroplane Co. since x925. b. London, 28 Nov., x899. Educ. Tollington Park College.; joined R.F.C. as cadet z9x7; served in Egypt and Iraq; transferred to Reserve 1923; Add.: Altnaharra, Knole Park, Almondsbury, Glos. T.: Almondsbury 76.
SHAW, Evelyn Percy Murray Pilot on air line from Brisbane to Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia; b. Sydney, Australia, 14 May, 1895. Educ.: Sydney Grammar School; St. Peter's College, Adelaide. Served in the R.F.C. and R.A.F. in France, 191619; since commercial pilot in Australia. Club: United Service, Brisbane. Add.: Aircraft Proprietary, Ltd., Creek Street, Brisbane, Queensland. T.: Brisbane 8881.
SHAW, Major Harry Turner O.B.E.; Managing Director of the Shaw Aviation Co., Ltd., of Australia; b. Victoria, Australia, 1889. Educ.: Geelong College. Transferred to the R.F.C., 1915; served until 1919; founded the Shaw Ross Aviation and Engineering Co., in Melbourne, 1920; founded the Shaw Aviation Co., Ltd., 1929; aerial photographer, ground engineer, and holds No. 3 Australian Commercial Pilot's Licence. Clubs: R. Automobile, Victoria Aero. Add. • " The Point," Beaumaris, Victoria Australia.
SHAW, Henry Aviation Department, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ltd. b. Derbyshire, 17 Nov., 1892. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 4158. Served in the R.F.C. and R.A.F., 191619; test pilot to Airco, Ltd., 1919; with Aircraft Transport anoi Travel Co., Ltd., 191920. Clubs: R.A.F., R, Aero. Add.: St. Helens Court, Great St. Helens, London, E.C.3.
SHAYLOR, William Frederick R.C.A.F. Reserve; General Manager, Skyways Ltd., Toronto since x93o; b. xi Apr., 1899. Educ.: Marling School, Glos. Served in France with R.F.C. 191718; R.A.F. x92126; R.C.A.F., 1928; Aircraft Ltd., Toronto, 1929; Add. • 4x, Ridley Boulevard, Toronto, Canada.
SHEKLETON, Wing Commander Alexander D.S.O., R.A.F.; Headquarters, Halton, since 1931; b. South Africa, 27 Feb., x89z. Educ.: Oundle; R.M.A., Woolwich. Seconded to the R.F.C. from the Munster Fusilliers, x913; graduated at Central Flying School, 19,3; served in France, x91415, and in x917; in Egypt, 191718; permanent commission, R.A.F. as Squadron Leader, 1919 i promoted to present rank, 1923; in Iraq, 192831; Add.: R.A.F., Halton Camp, Bucks.
SHELMERDINE, Lleut.Colonel Francis Claude C.I.E., 0.B.E., A.F.R.Ae.S.; Director of Civil Aviation since 1931; Director of Civil Aviation in India, 192731; b. Churchill, 25 Oct., 188z. Transferred to R.F.C. from the Regular Army, z915; served R.F.C. and R.A.F. until 1919; appointed Senior Assistant, Directorate of Civil Aviation, Air Ministry, 1919; ented Air Ministry Superintendent, Karachi Civil Air Services, 1926. Clubs: Bath, Badminton. Add.: c/o Air Ministry, Gwydyr House, Whitehall, London, S.W.
SHEPHERD, Edwin Colston B.A., B.Litt.; Aeronautical Correspondent of The Times. b. Bristol, 13 Nov., 1891 , Educ.: Merchant Venturers', Bristol, Queen's College, Oxford, Served during the War in R.F.A. Club: R. Aero. Add.: lox, Clarendon Road, London, S.W.z5. T.: Putney 5965.
SHEPPARD, Jack Sydney R.A.F.O.; pilot to Imperial Airways, Ltd., on the Cairo-Khartoum service; b. Ballybrophy, Ireland, 4 Dec., zgoo. Educ.: Rathangan School. Served in the R.A.F., 191829; on the the North Russian relief expedition, 1919; pilot to Australian National Airways, 192930. Add.: c/o Imperial Airways, Ltd., Heliopolis, Egypt.
SHORT, Francisco Samuel Director of Short Bros. (Rochester and Bedford), Ltd. , b. 1905; Educ. • King's School, Rochester. Club: R. Aero. Add.: z, Percival Avenue, Haverstock Hill, Ham Lead, London, N.W.3. T.: Primrose 1, 1311.
SHORT, Hugh Oswald b. Stanton, Derbyshire. Junior Partner and Managing Director of Short Bros. (Rochester and Bedford), Ltd., Seaplane Works, Rochester, a private limited company owned by A. E. and H. 0. Short; before and during the War concentrated on the design and manufacture of seaplanes. Of recent years produced all metal flying boats and seaplane floats. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Norfolk Lodge, Rochester; z_I Ranulf Road, West Hampstead. T. Chatham 2261, Hampstead 3969.
SIBOUR, Vicomte J. de (See Sc Sibour).
SIDDELEY, Sir John Davenport C.B.E., F.R.A.Ae.S.; Managing Director, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd.; Chairman, Armstrong, Siddeley Development Co., Ltd.; Chairman of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors, Ltd.; Director Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, Ltd., Director A. V. Roe and Co., Ltd.; Director of Air Service Training, Ltd; Sheriff of Warwickshire, 1932. Clubs: Conservative R. Aero, R. Automobile. Add.: Crackley Hall, Kenilworth. T.: Kenilworth 8. Asir, Albany, Piccadilly, London, W.I.
SIDGREAVES, Major Arthur Frederick O.B.E.; Managing Director, Rolls-Royce, Ltd.; Managing Director, Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd.; Managing Director, AngloPersian Automobiles, Ltd.; Director of Allied Motors, Ltd.; b. Singapore, June, 1882. Educ.: Downside College, Bath. Served during War R.N.V.R. and R.A.F. Clubs: Junior Carlton, R.A.F., R. Aero. Add.: 15, Conduit Street, London, W.I. T.: Mayfair 6201.
SIGRIST, Frederick M.B.E.; Joint Managing Director of the H. G. Hawker Engineering Co., Ltd. A pioneer of the aircraft industry; joined T. 0. M. Sopwith, istio; toured the U.S.A. demonstrating and testing; was Works Manager and later General Manager to the Sopwith Aviation and Engineering Co., Ltd.; designed some of the earlier Sopwith types; 191418, was responsible for output of Sopwith aircraft; originator of the Hawker system of metal construction for aircraft. Add.: Broom Hall, Oxshott, Surrey. T.: Kingston 6272; Oxshott 79.
SIMMONDS, Oliver Edwin M.A., F.R.Ae.S., M.I.Ae.E., M.P.; Managing Director, Simmonds Aerocessories, Ltd. b. King's Lynn, 22 Nov., 1897; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 8058; designer of many types of aircraft; aeronautical consultant; M.P. for Birmingham, Duddeston Division. Add.: Stevenage House, Holborn Viaduct, London, T.: Holborn 6733. Scarthlands, Ashtead, Surrey. T.: Ashtead 162.
SIMPSON, Dr. George Clarke C.B., F.R.S., D.Sc., Hon. LL.D.; Director of the Meteorological Office, Air Ministry, since 1920; b. Derby, 1878. Investigated electrical state of the atmosphere, Lapland, 190304; Scientific Assistant, Meteorological Office, London, 1905; meteorologist to Indian Government, 190620; Physicist, British Antarctic Expedition, 191012. Add.: 72 Hornsey Lane, Highgate, London N.6. SIMS, Charles Augustus On the staff of The Aeroplane since 1927; b. London, 17 Oct., 1901. Served in R.A.F. Iraq 192325; Egypt 192527. Publications: British Aircraft Illustrated. British Aviation Illustrated. Add.: zo, Corringham Road, Wembley Park, Middlesex.
SINCLAIR, Captain Duncan Chief of the Aviation Division, Standard Telephones and Cables, Ltd.; b. 29 Sept., 1896. Educ.: Aske's, Hatcham; King's College, London, and abroad. Entered the R.F.C. 1915; served in France, Belgium and North Russia; left the R.A.F. 1920 and took charge of Civil Aviation Signals, at Air Ministry; represented Great Britain on I.C.A.N. and other international aviation committees; left the Air Ministry, 1927; a leading authority on aviation wireless and communication; holds first British wireless aircraft licence issued; holds Russian Order of St. Stanislas. Add.: Pieman's Way, Taplow, Bucks.
SINNATT, Professor Oliver Sturdy M.C., M.Sc., D.Sc., A.F.R.Ae.S.; Professor of Aeronautical Science at R.A.F. College, Cranwell. b. Liverpool. Educ.: College of Technology and Owen's College, Manchester. Served in France during the war with London Regt. Add.: Ewenny, London Road, Sleaford, Lincs.
SLATTER, Wing Commander Leonard Horatio O.B.E., D.S.C., D.F.C., R.A.F.; Senior R.A.F. Officer, H.M.S. Courageous since 1932. b. Durban, South Africa, 8 Dec., 1894. Educ.: Dale College and Selborne College. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., 1915; transferred to the R.N.A.S., 1916; served at Dover and Dunkirk, 1916, 191718; with No. 47 Squadron in South Russia, 1919; permanent commission, R.A.F., as Flight Lieut., 1919; at Constantinople, 192o; in command R.A.F. Base, Malta, 192426; commanded High Speed Flight for Schneider race, 1929; made solo flight to Cape Town, 1929; promoted to present rank, 1932. Add.: H.M.S. Courageous, c/o G.P.O., London.
SLESSOR, Wing Commander John Cotesworth M.C., R.A.F.; instructor at Army Staff College, Camberley, since 1931; b. India, 3 June, 1897. Educ.: Haileybury. Entered the R.F.C., 1915; served in Egypt and on the Darfur Campaign in the Sudan, 1916; on service in France, 191718; assistant commandant Central Flying School, 191819; in India, 192122; Air Ministry, 192324; passed through R.A.F. Staff College, 192425; in command No. 4 Squadron, 192528; Directorate of Operations and Intelligence, 19283o; promoted to present rank, 1932. Club . Army and Navy. Add.: Staff College Camberley.
SLOLEY, Robert Walter M.A. (Cantab.), B.Sc.(Lond.); Aeronautical Inspection Directorate Air Ministry since 1915, specialist on instruments, photographic apparatus and oxygen equipment; writer on technical subjects; contributor to " Care and Maintenance of Aircraft," an Airways' publication. Add.: Air Ministry, London W.C. 2.
SMART, wing Commander Harry George O.B.E., D.F.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Staff Officer, Inland Area; b. Newmarket, Cambs., 28 June, 1891. Educ.: Framlingham. Served as a Sapper, R. Engineers, 191315; entered the R.F.C., 1915; served in France, in 1916, in Germany, 1919; permanent commission R.A.F. as Flight Lieut., 1919; posted to Iraq, 1920; returned home and promoted to Squadron Leader, 1922; promoted to present rank, 1927. Add.: R.A.F., Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex.
SMITH, Air Commodore, Sir C. E. Kingsford(see Kingsford-Smith)
SMITH, Wing Commander C. H. Elliott(see Elliott-Smith).
SMITH, Sir Frank Edward K.C.B., C.B.E., D.Sc.(Oxon.), LL.D. F.R.S.; Member of the Aeronautical Research Committee; b. Birmingham, 14 Oct., 1876. Educ.: R. College of Science, Director of Scientific Research, Admiralty, 191929; now Secretary of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; Secretary Royal Society. Club: Athenaeum. Add.: 24, Park Road, Teddington. T.: Molesey 975.
SMITH Sir Henry White(See White-Smith).
SMITH, John Howard Marcus Instructor to the Southland Aero Club (Inc.) of New Zealand; b. Stanmore, Middlesex, 28 June, 1906. Educ.: Shrewsbury. Cambridge University. Holds Cambridge University Air Squadron Certificate. Add.: c/o Southland Aero Club, Invercargill, New Zealand.
SMITH, Sir Keith Macpherson K.B.E., F.R.G.S., M.I.Ae.E.; Representative of Messrs. Vickers, Ltd., in Australia since 1924; b. Adelaide, South Australia, 20 Dec., 1890. After rejection for active service, came to England from Australia and joined the R.F.C., 1917; served until the end of the War as pilot and flying instructor; made the first flight to Australia with his brother, 1919; joined the aviation department of Vickers, Ltd., 1923; President, Australian Chamber of Aviation, 1930. Member of G.A.P.A.N. Holds R. Aero Club Gold Medal and Medal of French Aero Club. Clubs: R.A.F.; Australian Clubs, Sydney and Melbourne. Add.: Gilbertson, South Australia.
SMITH, Group Captain Sidney D.S.O., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Commanding No. 2 Flying Training School, since 1929; b. Lowestoft, 8 May, 1886. Educ.: Lowestoft College; R. Veterinary College. Served in the R. Field Artillery, 1914; seconded to the R.F.C., 1915; served in France with the R.F.C. and R.A.F., 191517; permanent commission R.A.F. as Squadron Leader, 1919; in France and with the Army of Occupation, 191820; served in Iraq, 192427, in Egypt, 192729; promoted to present rank, 1929; holds the French Croix de Guerre. Club: R.A.F. Add.: R.A.F., Digby, Lincs.
SMITH, Group Captain Sydney William O.B.E., R.A.F.; Commanding Manston Station since 1931; b. Burton-on-Trent, 21 Sept., 1889. Educ.: Oundle. Obtained pilot's certificate at Brooklands, 1913; seconded to R.F.C., 1914; served in France, 191416; Chief Instructor, School of Aeronautics, 1916; in command Flying Training Squadron, 191719; in command No. 70 Squadron, Egypt and Iraq, 191923; passed through Staff College, Camberley, 192425; chief staff officer, Cranwell, 1926; Air Ministry, 192728. In command R.A.F. Station, Mount Batten, 192830. Club: R.A.F. Add.: R.A.F., Manston, near Ramsgate, Kent.
SMYTHPIGOTT, Group Captain Joseph Ruscombe Wadham D.S.O., R.A.F.; Commanding Station Headquarters, Worthy Down, since 1931; b. Yatton, Long Ashton, Som, 9. Aug., 1890. Educ.: Oratory School; R. Naval College, Dartmouth. Sub-Lieut. R. Navy 191011; resigned commission, 1911; re-entered R. Navy, 1913; transferred to R.N.A.S., 1914; served at Dunkirk, 1915; at the Dardanelles, 1915-17; permanent commission, R.A.F., as Squadron Leader, 1919; on the Aeronautical Commission of Control in Germany, 1919-23; Air Ministry, 1925; Air Attaché, British Embassy, Paris, 1925-29; promoted to present rank, 1928. Add.: R.A.F., Worthy Down, Winchester, Hants.
SNAGGE, Rear Admiral Arthur Lionel Private Pilot. b. 4 May, 1878. Educ.: H.M.S. Britannia. Served in S. African War, Great War, 191418; holds Order of the Nile, Order of Nahada, and U.S. Distinguished Service Decorations. Clubs: Army and Navy, Bath, R.A.C. Add.: 126, Whitehall Court, London, S.W.
SNAGGE, Sir Harold Edward K.B.E., M.A., J.P.; Chairman of D. Napier and Sons, Ltd. b. London, 28 Dec., 1872. Educ.: Eton and New College, Oxford. Director and Secretary (unpaid) Ministry of Information, 1918; Clubs: Brook's, Beefsteak, Hurlingham. Add.: 4, Cadogan Terrace, London, S.W. 1. T.: Sloane 8741.
SNAITH, Flight Lieut. Leonard Somerville R.A.F., M. and A.E.E., Felixstowe since 1931; b. Carlisle, 3o June, 1902. Educ.: Cathedral Choir School, Carlisle. Commenced flying, 1922; served in the R.A.F.; won Duke of York's Landing Competition Display, 1925; instructor in flying, 192330; member of the Schneider Trophy Team, 1931. Add.: R.A.F., Felixstowe, Suffolk.
SODEN, Squadron Leader Frank Ormond D.F.C., R.A.F.; Headquarters, Transjordan and Palestine. b. Canada, 3 Nov., 1895. Educ.: Woodbridge. Entered Army, 1914; R.F.C., 1916; served since then with R.F.C. and R.A.F. Clubs: R.A.F., R. Aero. Add.: R.A.F., Amman, Transjordan.
SOPWITH, Thomas Octave Murdock C.B.E., F. R.Ae.S.; Joint Managing Director of the H. G. Hawker Engineering Co., Ltd., since 1921; b. London, 1888. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 31, taken in 1910. Winner of various flying competitions in America, 1911; founded Sopwith Aviation Co., 1912; designer and constructor of all the Sopwith types—e.g., " Pup," " Camel," " Snipe," etc. Chairman of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors, 192527. Clubs: Carlton, R. Aero. R. Yacht Squadron, R. Thames Yacht. Add.: 47, Park Street, London, W.I.
SOUTHWELL, Richard Vynne Professor of Engineering Science, Oxford University; Member of the Aeronautical Research Committee , b. Norwich, 2 July, i888. Educ.: Norwich School; Trinity College, Cambridge. Served in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F., 1915-19; in charge of non-rigid airship design office, 1915-18; in charge of experimental work at the R. Aircraft Establishment, 1918-19; superintendent aerodynamics, National Physical Laboratory, 1920-25. Club.: Athenaeum. Add.: 9, Lathbury Road, Oxford. T.: Oxford 5185.
SOWREY, Wing Commander Frederick D.S.O., M.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Commanding No. 2 Apprentice Wing, No. i School of Technical Training, since 1930; b. Gloucester, 25 Aug., 1893. Educ.: King's College School and King's College, London. Transferred to the R.F.C., 1916; served in the United Kingdom until proceeding to Headquarters, R.F.C., France in 1917; served on home defence, 1918; permanent commission R.A.F. as Squadron Leader, 1919; course at Cambridge University, 191920; in Ireland, 1920; served in Iraq, 192224; promoted to present rank, 1928; on course at Army Staff College, 1929. Add.: Halton Camp, R.A.F., Bucks.
SOWREY, Wing Commander John A.F.C., R.A.F.; Equipment Staff Officer, Air Defence of Great Britain, since July 1930; b. Gloucester, 18 Jan., 1892. Educ.: King's College School King's College, London; Queen's, Cambridge. Transferred from Queen's Regt. to R.F.C. and learnt to fly 1915; served in France, 191619; Egypt, 192729; in command No. IoI Squadron, France, 1918; No. 39 Squadron, 1919; Northolt Station, 192930; Assistant Commandant, Central Flying School 192326; passed R.A.F. Engineering and Staff College Courses. Clubs: R.A.F., R. Aero. Add.: Hillingdon House, Uxbridge, Middlesex.
SOWREY, wing Commander William D.F.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Commanding No. 9 (B) Squadron, Boscombe Down. b. Gloucester, 9 Aug., 1894. Educ.: King's College, London. Learnt to fly 1916; in France 191617; Iraq 192022; China 192728; Clubs: R.A.F., Essex Yacht, Nore Yaeht. Add.: Yeoveney, Staines, Middlesex. T.: Staines 69.
SPAFFORD, John Pilot to Imperial Airways, Ltd., since 1928; b. March, 1902. Pilot in the R.A.F., 192328. Add.: " Braeside," The Chase, Stafford Road, Wallington, Surrey.
SPAIGHT, James Molony C.B.E., LL.D.; Director of Accounts, Air Ministry; b. County Clare, Ireland, 1877. Educ.: Trinity College, Dublin, Publications: "Aircraft in War," 1914; " Aircraft in Peace and the Law," 1919; " Air Power and War Rights," 1924; " Aircraft and Commerce in War," 1926; " The Beginnings of Organised Air Power,"; 1927; " Pseudo-Security," 1928; " Air Power and the Cities," 1930; " An International Air Force," 1932; papers on legal aeronautical questions in the " Encyclopaedia Britannica," R.A.F. Quarterly, Journal of Comparative Legislation, etc, Add.: " Inglemere," Smitham Downs. Road, Purley, Surrey.
SPENDER, Kelvin Tallent M.C., B.V.L.A.; Senior Technical Officer. Airworthiness Dept., R.A.E., since 1923; b. Lausanne, 7 July, 1892. Educ.: University College School and Imperial College, S. Kensington. Served with R.E. 191719; Club: Overseas. Add.: Senior Staff Mess, R.A.F., South Farnborough, Hants. T.: Aldershot 361.
SPENCER, Maurice Percy Suckling Manager, Maidstone Airport. b. Woolwich 20 May 1898. Educ.: Strand School, King's College and R.M.C., Sandhurst. Served in France with Norfolk Regt. and R.F.C. 191619; Assist. Secretary, London Aeroplane Club, 192832. Clubs: London Aero, Maidstone Aero. Add.: Maidstone Airport, West Mailing, Kent. T.: West Mailing 191
SPICER, Dorothy Norman b. Hadley Wood, Middlesex, 31 July, xgo8. Educ.: Godolphin School, Brussels and University College, London. Learned to fly in 1929 at London Aeroplane Club: Pilot's "A" Licence, June, 1930; Ground Engineers "A" and "C" licences, August, 1931. Entered into partnership with Miss Pauline Gower in firm of Air Trips for joyriding and taxi work. Toured the country on own account and later with an aircircus, as pilot and ground engineer. Club: London Aeroplane. Add.: 30, Hanover House, Regents Park, London, N.W.8. T.: Primrose Hill, zoos. (Late addition)
SPOONER, Captain Hugh Manager, Flying Operations, Misr Airwork. b. Woolwich, 22 March, 1899. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 8062. Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Reserve of Officers. Clubs: Cavalry, London Aeroplane, United Service. Chief Instructor, Montreal Light Aeroplane Club until 1932. Add.: Misr Airwork, Cairo, Egypt.
SPOONER, Stanley Founder of Flight, the official organ of the R. Aero Club, in 1909, Editor to date; b. Rosherville, Kent. Founder member R. Aeronautical Society; Founder and Editor of the Automotor Journal, 1896 (in which all matters concerning heavier and lighter than air aviation were dealt with previous to 1909). Clubs: Founder member R. Aero, Founder Member R. Automobile, Original Member Constitutional. Add.: 36, Great Queen Street, London, W.C.2. T.: Holborn 1884, 3211.
SPRIGG, Christopher St. John Director Airways Publications Ltd., Managing Director Aeromarine Advertising Ltd.; b. Putney. Publications: " The Airship, its Design, History, Operation and Future "; jointly with H. D. Davis, " Fly with Me." Add.: 56, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. T.: Central 2423, 3226.
SPRIGG, Theodore Stanhope Managing Director, Airways Publications, Ltd. (Air and Airways, Aircraft Engineering, " Who's Who in British Aviation," etc.); Editor of Airways since inception, 1924; b. Castor, Northants, 12 May, 1900. Served R.N.R. and R.N.T., 191722; Director of Aeromarine Advertising, Ltd., in association with Godbolds, Ltd.; aeronautical correspondent to London Evening News and various Colonial newspapers. Clubs: R. Aero, Savage, Press Aero, Add.: Airways Publications, Ltd., 6, Norfolk Street, Strand, W.C.2.
SPRIGGS, Frank Spencer F.I.S.A.; General Manager and Director to the H. G. Hawker Engineering Co., Ltd.; b. Kettering. Formerly with Sopwith Aviation Co., Ltd. Clubs: R. Aero, Stadium, Thames Sailing. Add.: Montrose, Queen's Drive, Thames Ditton, Surrey. T.: Emberbrook 1965.
STACE, Leonard Harry Assistant Sales Manager, Aviation Dept. Henley's. b.: Lowestoft, 9 April, 1905. Educ.: Portsmouth Municipal College. Served in R.A.F. as Sergeant Pilot 192630. Stunt Pilot with Capt. Barnard's Air Circus, 1931; Member of G.A.P.A.N.; Holds 2nd Class Navigator's Certificate. Add.: c/o Henley's Heston Air Port, Middlesex. T.: Hayes 410.
STACK, T. Neville With Airwork Ltd. since 1933. Served during the War in the R.F.C. and R.A.F.; made the first light aeroplane flight to India, 1926; later chief instructor to National Flying Services, Ltd., and pilot to Smith's Aircraft Instruments made return flights in a day to Berlin, Copenhagen and Constantinople, 1931. Club: R. Aero. Add.: c/o Airwork Ltd. Heston Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex.
STAINFORTH, Flight-Lieut. George Hedley A.F.C., R.A.F.; Experimental Section, R.A.E., Farnborough, since 1931; b. Beckenham, 1899. Educ. Dulwich; Weymouth; R.M.C., Sandhurst. Entered the Buffs, 1918; served in India, 1920; Iraq, 1921; and Aden, 1922; retired from. the Regular Army, 1922; granted a commission in the R.A.F., 1923; graduated as a pilot, 1924; instructor in Egypt until 1927; instructor Central Flying School, 192729; flew with Flight-Lieut. Atcherley and won the King's Cup Race, 1929; member of the Schneider Trophy Team, 1929 and 1931; holder of World's Speed Record, 407 m.p.h., 1931. Add.: R.A.E., South Farnborough, Hants.
STAMMERS, Squadron Leader Frederic Gunning O.B.E., R.A.F.; Provost-Marshal and Chief of the Air Force Police since 1931; b. Nuthurst, Sussex, 29 May, 1892. Educ.: Radley. Seconded from the Regular Army to the R.F.C., 1916; the first R.F.C. kite balloon instructor; served in France with 4th Kite Balloon Wing, 1916; staff officer, 191718; at the Air Ministry, 1919; staff officer, Inland Area, 1922; headquarters staff, R.A.F., India, 192428; personnel staff, Air Ministry, 192831; promoted to present rank, 1929. Add.: " Westerfield," Darnley Road, Gravesend, Kent.
STANILAND, Flight Lieut. Christopher Stainbank R.A.F.O.; chief test pilot to the Fairey Aviation Co., Ltd. b. Finchley, London, 7 Oct., 1905. Educ.: Tonbridge. Entered the R.A.F., 1924; served with No. 41 (F) Squadron, 1928; attached to the High Speed Flight, 1928; transferred to the R.A.F. Reserve, 1929; joined Simmond's Aircraft, Ltd., as test pilot, 1929. Clubs: Brooklands Automobile Racing. Add.: Weir Sound, Halliford Road, Sunbury-on-Thames.
STEDMAN, Group Captain Ernest W. O.B.E., Whitworth Scholar., A.R.C.S., M.I.C.E., M.I.E.C., F.R.Ae.S.; R. Canadian A.F.; Chief Aeronautical Engineer, Department of National Defence of Canada; b. Mailing, Kent, England, 21 July, 1888. Educ.: R. College of Science, Central Technical College. Served during the War in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; later with Handley Page, Ltd.; Technical Director of the Air Board of Canada. Club: R.A.F. Add.: R.C.A.F. Headquarters, Ottawa, Canada.
STEDMAN, Squadron Leader Gerald Lomax Chief Instructor, Wellington Aero Club. b. Timaru, N.Z., 27 Oct., 1891. Educ.: Lincoln College, Canterbury, N.Z. Served during War with N.Z. Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, in France with R.F.C. and. R.A.F. Club: United Services (Wellington, N.Z.). Add.: Rongotai Aerodrome, Wellington, N.Z.
STEEL, Air Marshal Sir John Miles K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., R.A.F.; Air Officer Commanding R.A.F., India, since I43I; b. 1877. Educ.: Stubbington House; H.M.S. Britannia. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 5731. Entered R. Navy, 1897; served in S. African War with Naval Brigade for relief of Ladysmith; wounded S. African War; Commander 1912, served in H.M.S. Conqueror at Jutland; Captain R.N., 1916; appointed R.N.A.S., 1918; transferred to R.A.F., 1919, as Wing Commander; promoted Group Captain, 1919; Director of Operations and Intelligence, Air Ministry, 1919; promoted present rank, 1932; additional member of the Air Council, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, 192326; in command Wessex Bombing Area, 192630; holds Russian Order of St. Stanislas (with swords). Club: United Service. Add.: " Woodside," Anport, Andover, Hants.
STEELE-PERKINS, Wing Commander Alfred Horace Steele O.B.E., R.A.F.; Directorate of Personal Services, Air Ministry since 1932. b. Exeter, 8 Aug., 1887. Educ.: Eastman's R.N. Academy. Paymaster Sub-Lieut. R. Navy, 1908; transferred to the R.N. > .S., 1916; transferred to the R.A.F. as Major S.0.2. 1918; temporary Lieut-Colonel at Air Ministry, 1918; permanent commission R.A.F., as Squadron Leader, 1919; served in Egypt, 192225; promoted to present rank, 1925; in China in H.M.S. Hermes attached to the China Squadron, 192830. Add.: Air Ministry, London, W.C.2.
STENT, Wing Commander Frederick William M.C., R.A.F.; Engineer Staff Duties, Wessex Bombing Area since 1932. b. Cyprus. Educ.: King's College; Imperial College of Science and Technology. Served R.F.C. 1914 until end of War; passed postgraduate course Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College of Science and Technology in 1922; holds Order of the Rising Sun of Japan and Order of Nahada of the Hedjaz. Club: R.A.F. Add.: 2, de Walden Court, New Cavendish Street, London, W.I. T.: Langham xool.
STEPHEN, Major Edward Freer Sole concessionaire for the Klemm aeroplane in Great Britain since 1928; b. Broughty Ferry, Scotland, 8 Sept., 1882. Educ.: Loretto. Served during the War from 191418 with the R. Irish Regt. (18th Foot). Add.: 141, New Bond Street, London, W.I. T.: Mayfair 4376.
STEVENS, Herbert Lawrence B.A., E.R.Ac.S.; Head of Airworthiness Dept., R.A.E., since 1931. b. Chiswick, 26 April, 1892. Educ.: Bradfield College and Downing College, Cambridge. Aerodynamics Dept., R.A.E. 191417; Chief Technical Officer, A. and A.E.E., Martlesham Heath, 192731. Add.: Appin, Shortheath Road, Farnham.
STEVENSON, Bernard House Secretary and Manager of the R. Aero Club since 1931; appointed assistant secretary of the R. Aero Club, 1913; served during the War as Flight Sub-Lieut, R. Navy and Lieut. R.A.F. (Kite Balloon Section). Add.: R. Aero Club, 119, Piccadilly, London, W.I.
STEWART, Charles John Superintendent of Technical Development, R.A.E.; b. Portsmouth, 23 Nov., 1881. Publication: " Aircraft Instruments "; contributor to Aircraft Engineering. Add.: R.A.E., Farnborough, Hants.
STEWART, Captain Duncan Macpherson A.F.C.; civil pilot in Australia since 1930; b. Gibraltar, 18 Feb., 1893. Served during the War in the Royal Scots, the R.F.C. and R.A.F.; made flight round Great Britain and Ireland for the Air Ministry, 1919; made a flight to Norway via Holland to inaugurate the aerial route to Scandinavia, 1919. Club: Australian Aero. Add.: Yenda, New South Wales, Australia.
STEWART, Major Jack O.B.E.; Sales Manager, Aircraft Department, Boulton and Paul, Ltd., since 1930; b. 5 Feb., 1890. Educ.: Bradfield College and in France. Served in France with R. Scots Fusiliers, 191415; severely wounded, 1916; seconded to R.F.C., 1917; Adjutant at Ascot and Lympne; later in command Brooklands Acceptance Park until invalided from the Service, 1919; 1920, Sales Manager, A.D.C. Aircraft Ltd., (formerly Aircraft Disposal Co.); subsequently joint General Manager to Cirrus Aero Engines, Ltd. Clubs: R.A.F., Public Schools, R. Aero, R. Automobile. Add.: 30, Loudoun Road, St. John's Wood, London, N.W.B. T.: Primrose 4650.
STEWART, Major Oliver M.C., A.F.C.; Aeronautical correspondent to the Morning Post since 1924; British correspondent to Aviation of New York; b. London, 26 Nov., 1895. Educ.: Bradfield College; R. College of Music. Served during the War, 1914 onwards; transferred to the R.F.C., 1916; in France, 191617; permanent commission R.A.F., 1919; test pilot Martlesham Heath, 1919 and, 1921; resigned 1922. Publications:" Strategy and Tactics of Air Fighting," " Cross Country Flying," " Aerobatics," etc. Clubs: Brooklands Automobile Racing, R. Aero. Add.: 9, Berkeley Gardens, London, W.B. T.: Bayswater 1769.
STIEGER, H. J. D.I.C., A.F.R.Ae.S.; Chief Designer and Director of the MonoSpar Co., Ltd.; Managing Director General Aircraft, Ltd.; b. Zurich, 18 April, 1902. Educ.: Swiss Federal Polytechnic; Imperial College of Science, London. Club: R. Aero. Add.: 54, Bathgate Road, Wimbledon, London, S. W.19. T.: Wimbledon 1221.
STINSON, Captain Erl Bedford (ret.); pilot to Great Western Airways, Canada; b. 3o Oct., 1890. Served in the Army, R.F.C. and R.A.F. from 191419; since has been engaged in commercial aviation. Add.: c/o Great Western Airways, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
STOCKEN, Flight Lieut. Reginald Herbert A.M.I.Ae.E., R.A.F.O.; Test pilot and consultant since Dec., 1931; b. London, II June, 1893. Educ.: Streatham Grammar School; Saint Anne's, Redhill. Joined the City of London Yeomanry, 1912; served at the Dardanelles and in Egypt; transferred to the R.F.C., 1916; served in France, 191620; qualified as instructor 1917; lent to French Aviation Service as an instructor, 1918-19; on Peace Conference duties in Paris, 1919; afterwards attached to British Embassy, Paris, as pilot; left the R.A.F., 1920; Commercial flying and Test Pilot to A.D.C., Croydon Aerodrome, 1920-23; re-entered 1923, as Instructor at Central Flying School for 3 years, afterwards experimental pilot on seaplanes, flying boats and high speed Flight, Felixstowe, 1927; assistant London representative Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1927; personal assistant to General Manager, De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1930-31; member of the Court of the Guild of Air Pilots. Clubs: R.A.F., R. Aero. Add.: Dorland House, 1820, Regent Street, London, W.I. T.: Whitehall 8845.
STOCKS, Flight Lieut. Stanley John A.M.I.M.E., A.M.I.Ae.E., R.A.F.O.; Egyptian Army Air Force since 1931; b. 14 Nov., 1891. Educ.: Ballina Public School, Scott's College of Engineering. Qualified as a pilot, 1913; served during the War from 191418 in France, Ireland and England; shot down and severely wounded, 1917; since the War has served in flying boats and on experimental work on boats and seaplanes; on the Indian service of Imperial Airways, 192931. Add.: Egyptian Army Air Force, Cairo, Egypt.
STODDARTBARR, Ian Sales Manager to Brooklands Aviation, Ltd. b. Glasgow, 21 July, 1911. Educ.: Geelong College, Australia. Took "A" licence 1931; Club: Brooklands Aero. Add.: Brooklands Aerodrome, Byfleet, Surrey. T.: Byfleet 4367.
STONEMAN, Alexander Chief Engineer to West Australian Airways, Ltd., since 1929; b. Perth, West Australia, 21 May, 1898. Educ.: University of Western Australia. Since 1924 spent two years with De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., two years with Supermarine Aviation Works, Ltd., and a training period with Messrs. Handley Page, Ltd., and Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd.; qualified for ground engineer's licences " A," " B," " C," and " D." Add.: 545, William Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia. T.: Mount Lawley B.5741.
STORE, A. Gordon A.C.G.I., B.Sc., A.F.R.Ae.S.; Director of Aero Services (Pty.) Ltd. Pilot to W. W. Adam and Co., aircraft concessionaires, 1930; with Miss Peggy Salaman made record flight from England to Cape Town in 5 days 6/ hrs., Nov., 193i. Instructor to London Aeroplane Club, 1931. Add: Wynberg Aerodrome, South Africa.
STRANGE, Lieut.Col. Louis Arbon D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C.; Director of Spartan Aircraft, Ltd.; learnt to fly, 1913, R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 575. Add.: c/o Spartan Aircraft, Ltd., East Cowes, Isle of Wight. T.: Cowes 193.
STRUGNELL, Wing Commander William Victor M.C., R.A.F.; Commanding No. Armoured Car Company, Iraq. b. Southampton, 23 July, 1892. Educ.: Mirtley Grammar School. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 253. Learnt to fly, 1912; with Nos. 3 and 5 Squadrons until War; served 21 years in France, 191418; chief instructor Northolt, 191819; since seen service in Iraq, Egypt and at home. Club: R.A.F. Add.: R.A.F., Hinaidi, Iraq.
STUDD, Wing Commander Theodore Quintus D.F.C., R.A.F., R.A.F. Base, Calshot, since 1932; b. Kenton, Devon, 2 Jan., 1893. Educ.: Sherborne, H.M.S. Conway (King's Gold Medallist). R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 2602. Transferred R.F.C., 1915; posted to France with R.F.C., 1916; instructor in England, 1917; returned France, 1917; posted to England 1918 to command Squadron at No. 1 School of Navigation and Bomb Dropping; since served in United Kingdom, qualifying as specialist navigator; posted Iraq, 1924; Egypt, as chief flying instructor, 192629; senior officers' War Course (R.N. Greenwich), 192930. Club: R.A.F. Add.: Exeleigh, Starcross, Devon.
SUDDES, Arthur S. Chief Engineer and Works Manager to Aero Engines of Canada, agents for Cirrus-Hermes, Bristol Jupiter and Wright Whirlwind engines; b. Barnard Castle, Yorks. Educ.: Durham County School. Experimental engineer to Bristol Aeroplane Co. from 191529. Club: Aero of Canada. Add.: 3722, Jeanne Mance, Montreal, Canada. T.: Harbour 7914.
SUETER, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser C.B., M.P.; b. 1872. Entered R. Navy, 1886; assisted Capt. Bacon in introducing submarines into the British Navy; Inspecting Captain of Airships, 1908II; delegate to the Paris Conference on Aerial Navigation, 1910; created the R.N.A.S.; Director of Air Department and Superintendent of Aircraft Construction, 191517; commanded R.N.A.S. units, Southern Italy, 191718; member of the Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, 191718; created the first anti-aircraft corps for London; joint inventor of the torpedo aeroplane and seaplane. Publications: " Evolution of the Submarine, Mines and Torpedos," " Airmen or Noahs "; lectures on submarines and technical papers on air subjects. Clubs: R. Aero, United Service. Add.: " The Howe," Howe Hill, Watlington, Oxford.
SUGDEN, Squadron Leader Ronald Scott A.F.C., R.A.F.; Commanding No. 501 (City of Bristol) Special Reserve Squadron since 1929; b. Liverpool 25 May, 1896. Educ.: R.N. Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth. Entered the R. Navy as midshipman, 1914; engaged in balloon work at Roehampton, 1915; served in airships at various stations in the United Kingdom, 191518; A.D.C. to the Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, 1920; in command School of Balloon Training, 1922; posted to Iraq, 1925; passed Central Flying School course, 1927; promoted to present rank, 1929. Club: R.A.F. Add: R.A.F. Filton, Bristol. T.: Filton 75.
SULLY, Captain John Alfred A.F.C.; President of the Aeronautical Corporation of Canada, Limited; b. Ontario, Canada, 19 Nov., 1892. Educ.: Ottawa College. Served in France with Canadian Expeditionary Force; transferred to the R.F.C., 1917; attached to the British Embassy, Washington, U.S.A., 1918, on aviation mission; President of Winnipeg Flying Club, 192829, honorary President to date; Vice-President, Aviation League of Manitoba, 192830; President of Canadian Flying Clubs' Association; 193032; holds Medal of Merit from the American Aero Society. Clubs: Winnipeg Flying, Manitoba, Kiwanis, Winnipeg Winter. Add.: 354, Overdale Street, Winnipeg, Canada. T.: Winnipeg 61334.
SUMMERS, Alexander William Manager, Orienta Aircraft Service and Disposal Company. b. Hong-Kong, 16 May, 1906. Educ.: St. Edmund's College, Herts. Add.: Kai Tak Aerodrome, Hong-Kong, China.
SUMMERS, John Chief test pilot to Vickers (Aviation), Ltd., and the Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Ltd. Add.: c/o Vickers, Ltd., Weybridge, Surrey. T.: Byfleet 240. Ashley Rise, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. T.: Walton 1078.
SUMMERS, Squadron Leader John Hamilton R. Australian A.F.; b. Sydney, 12 Aug., 1895. Educ.: Turramura College. Served during the War in Nos. 75, 198, 44 and 151 Squadrons R.F.C. and R.A.F. Clubs: Athenaeum, and Naval and Military of Victoria. Add.: No. i Flying Training School, R.A.A.F., Point Cooke, Victoria, Australia. T.: Williamstown 290.
SUTCLIFFE, Wilfred Henry Chief Instructor to the Midland Aero Club since 1929; b. Liverpool, 26 Sept., 190o. Educ.: Chester Cathedral. Entered the R.F.C., 1917; served in Iraq, 192021 in No. 207 Squadron, 192426; instructor at Netheravon, 192627; joined the Midland Aero Club, 1928. Add.: "Amara," Chester Road, Erdington, Birmingham. T.: Castle Bromwich 63.
SUTHERLAND, 5th Duke of, George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower K.T., J.P.; President of the Air League of the British Empire since 1922; b. Cliveden, 29 Aug., 1888. Under-Secretary of State for Air, 192223; Vice-President of the R. Aero Club, Chairman of the R. Aero Club; Pres. of the Radio Association. Clubs: Marlborough, Travellers, Turf, R. Automobile, R. Yacht Squadron, Cowes. Add.: Hampden House, 6i, Green Street, London, W.I.; Sutton Place, Guildford; Summerfold, Ewhurst, Surrey; Dunrobin Castle, Golspie; and House of Tongue, Sutherland. T.: Mayfair 2161.
SUTTON, Group Captain Bertine Entwisle D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C., R.A.F.; Commanding No. 1 (Indian) Group, Peshawar since 1932. b. 1886. Educ.: Eton; University College, Oxford. Joined No. 5 Squadron, R.F.C., in France as an observer; later qualified as a pilot; in command No. 7 Squadron, 191718; Commandant, School of Army Cooperation, 1919; instructor Staff College, Andover, 192226; commanding No. I Wing, Halton, 192629; Instructor at Imperial Defence College, 192932; holds Belgian Croix de Guerre. Club: Army and Navy. Add.: 3o, Grassington Road, Eastbourne, Sussex.
SUTTON, Hubert Senior Scientific Officer, R. Aircraft Establishment; b. Macclesfield, 4 Oct., 1894. Educ.: Macclesfield Grammar School; Manchester University. Writer on aeronautical subjects; winner of the Simms Gold Medal, R. Aeronautical Society, 1929. Add.: " Greenway," Church Road, Cove, Hants.
SWAN Captain Andrew B.Sc., A.M.Inst.C.E., A.F.R.Ae.S.; Head of Engine Department, R.A.E. b. Edinburgh. Educ.: George Heriots' School and Edinburgh University. Served in France during the war with R.E. Add.: 27, Uxbridge Road, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. T.: Kingston 5784. SWAN, Leonard Wesley Secretary and Treasurer to the Auckland Aero Club, New Zealand; b. Dunedin, New Zealand, 24 June, 1895. Educ.: Caversham School, Otago Boys' High School, Auckland University. Served during the War in the New Zealand Engineers. Clubs: Auckland, Pacific. Add.: Lister Building, Victoria Street East Auckland, New Zealand. T.: 40165.
SWOFFER, Flight Lieut. Frank Arthur M.B.E., R.A.F.O. served during the War in the R.F.C. and R.A.F.; transferred to the Reserve, 1927; since has been instructor to the Hampshire Aeroplane Club, and has carried out demonstration tours in East Africa and China. Add.: c/o Messrs. Arnhold and Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China.
SYKES, Major-General Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick Hugh P.C., G.C.I.E., G.B.E., K.C.B., C.M.G.; Governor of Bombay since 1928; b. 23 July, 1877. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 95. Commander R.F.C. (Military Wing), 1912, which he raised and commanded until 1914; some time commanding R.F.C. France, 191415; temp. Colonel (2nd Commandant) R. Marines and Wing-Captain R.F.C. (Naval Wing) whilst commanding R.N.A.S. in East Mediterranean, 191516; Major-General and Chief of the Air Staff, 191819; Controller-General of Civil Aviation, 191922; M.P. for Hallam Division of Sheffield, 192228; Chief of British Air Section at the Peace Conference, 1919; Member of Council of R. Aeronautical and Geographical Societies. Publications: " Aviation in Peace and War," 1922; articles in various reviews, etc. Club: United Service. Add.: Government House, Bombay, India.
STYRAN, A. J. Director and Pilot of British Air Navigation Co., Ltd. Club: R. Aero. Add.: British Air Navigation Co., Ltd., Heston Airport, Nr. Hounslow, Middlesex. (Late addition)