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BABINGTON, Group Captain John Treymane D.S.O., R.A.F.; Air Staff duties, Air Ministry, since 1929; b. London, 20 July, 1891. Educ.: R. Naval Colleges, Osborne, Dartmouth. Entered the R. Navy as midshipman, 1908; transferred to R.N.A.S., 1913; served during the War, R.N.A.S.; permanent commission R.A.F., 1919, as Squadron Leader; served in Germany, 191921; promoted to Wing Commander, 1922; served in Iraq, 192527 and 192829; promoted present rank, Jan., 1930; holds French Legion of Honour and Croix de Guerre; awarded 3rd and Special Prizes R.M. Groves Memorial Essay, 1922. Clubs: R.A.F., United Service. Add.: "Clanville House," Clanville, near Andover.
BABINGTON, Group Captain Philip M.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Assistant Commandant, R.A.F. Cadet College, Cranwell, since 1931. b. London, 25 Feb., 1894. Educ.: Eton. Entered the R.F.C., 1914; served in France, 19151617, in Egypt, 191922; permanent commission R.A.F., 1919 as Squadron Leader; promoted to present rank, 1932. Add.: R.A.F., Cranwell, Lincs.
BADENPOWELL, Major Baden Fletcher Smythe F.R.A.S., F.R.Met.S., F.R.Ae.S.; b. 22 May, 1860. Re-founded the R. Aeronautical Society and started the Royal Aeronautical Society Journal, 1896; late President of the Society; invented man-lifting kites; flew with Wilbur Wright, 1908; flew in Zeppelins, 1913; late proprietor of the journal Aeronautics. Publications: " Ballooning as a Sport," " Practical Aerodynamics." Club: Guards. Add.: Brooklands, Riverhead, Kent.
BAGGS, Squadron Leader J. L. N. Bennett(See Bennett-Baggs.)
BAILEY, Flight Lieut. Francis Joseph M.I.Ae.E., M.R.Ae.S., R.A.F.O.; pilot to Imperial Airways Ltd.; b. London, 9 Sept., 1897. Entered the R.N.A.S., 1914; served until 1919; joined Supermarine Transport Co. as aircraft pilot; joined British Marine Air Navigation Co. on formation and was absorbed into Imperial Airways on amalgamation; holds second class Navigator's Licence. Add: c/o Imperial Airways, Ltd., Victoria Station, London, S. W.1.
BAILEY, The Hon. Lady b. London, 1890. Learnt to fly at the London Aeroplane Club, 1927; made solo tour to Capetown via Malta and Cairo, 1928; returned solo to London via the Belgian Congo, Angola and French Congo, 192829; competitor in the King's Cup Race, 1927, 1929, 1930; flew in the International Challenge Competition round Europe in 1929 and 1930. Add.: 38, Bryanston Square, London, W.I.
BAILEY, Wing Commander George Cyril D.S.O., B.Sc., A.M.I.C.E., R.A.F.; Commanding No. 70 (B.T.) Squadron, Iraq since 1932; b. Manchester, 15 July, 1890. Educ.: King Edward VI School; Victoria University, Manchester. Served during the War in the R.F.C. and R.A.F.; in France, 191617, and France and Germany, 191819; permanent commission R.A.F., 1919; India, 192628; Assistant Director of Instruments, Air Ministry, 192932. Club: R.A.F. Add: Royal Air Force, Hinaidi, Iraq.
BAILEY, Wing Commander Lionel Mundy A.F.C., R.A.F.; R.A.F. Base, Gosport since 1932. b. Ilford, 6 Nov., 1894. Educ.: Forest School. Gazetted R.N.A.S., 1916. Served Egypt and Palestine, 191819; Permanent Commission as Flight Lieut., 1919; served in India, 192430; holds Egyptian Order of the Nile (4th Class). Promoted to present rank, 1932. Clubs: R.A.F., R. Aero.
BAIRSTO, George Edward D.Sc., D.Eng., M.I.E.E., F.Inst.P. Head of the Electrical and Ignition Dept., R.A.E., South Farnborough. b. Liverpool, 19 Dec., 1886. Ethic.: Liverpool Univ.; London Univ. Author of numerous papers on electrical ignition. Add.: Calluna, Chobham Road, Heatherside, Camberley, Surrey. BAIRSTOW, Leonard Zaharoff Professor of Aviation, London University; Director of School of Aviation, Imperial College of Science and Technology; member of the Aeronautical Research Committee, and consultant on aeronautics. b. Halifax, 25 June, 1880. Publications: " Applied Aerodynamics," numerous scientific papers. Add.: " Ardengair," Home Park Road, Wimbledon. T.: Wimbledon 2539.
BAKER, Wing Commander Brian Edmund D.S.0,, M.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.; R.A.F. Training Base, Leuchars since 1932; b. Hertford, 31 August., 1896 Educ.: Haileybury. Learnt to fly, 1915; served in France with B.E.F. (Nos. 13 and 48 Squadrons), 191518; served in Ireland, United Kingdom, Egypt, Aden until 1926; Experimental Establishment, Farnborough, 192629. Club: R.A.F. Add.: Queen's Hill House, Hertford. T.: Hertford 200.
BAKER, Wing Commander George Brindley Aufrere M.C., R.A.F.; R.A.F. Base, Gosport, since 1932; b. Bromley, Kent, 25 July, 1894. Educ.: Cheltenham, University School, Victoria, B.C. Served with R. Berkshire Regiment, 191416; transferred to R.F.C., 1916; France, 191619; permanent commission as Flight Lieut., 1919; Egypt, 192732; holds French Croix de Guerre; promoted to present rank, 1931.
BAKER, Harry Instructor to the Subiaco Flying Club of Australia. Holds Australian Civil Licences A.B.C. and D.; competed in air race across Australia, 1929, flying 4o h.p. Klemm monoplane. Add.: Box N 1078, G.P.O., Perth, Western Australia.
BAKER, Squadron Leader John Wakeling M.C., D.F.C., R.A.F.; Directorate of Organisation and Staff Duties, Air Ministry, since 1932. b. Winnepeg, Canada, 23 Oct., 1897. Educ.: Eastbourne College and R.M.A., Woolwich. Transferred to R.F.C. as observer from R.A., 1917; served in France; learnt to fly, 1918; France and Germany, 191921; India, 192328; passed R.A.F. Staff College, 1931; promoted to present rank, 1932. Club: R.A.F. Add.: R.A.F. Club, 128, Piccadilly, London, W.I.
BAKER, Valentine Henry Chief Instructor to Airwork School of Flying and Chief Pilot to Airwork, Ltd., at Heston Airport, Middlesex. Club: Royal Aero. Add.: c/o Airwork, Ltd., Heston Airport, near Hounslow, Middlesex. T.: Hayes 410. T.A.: " Airwork, Hounslow."
BALDERSON, Squadron Leader Loris John R. Australian A.F.; Signals Officer and in command Instrument Repair Section No. / Aircraft Depot, R.A.A.F.; b. Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 5 Dec., 1895. Graduated as a pilot, 1917; served in the R.F.C. in England and Ireland, until 1919; appointed to a commission R.A.A.F., 1921; promoted to present rank, 1930. Club: Victorian Gliding. Add.: McDonald Street, Wembee, Victoria, Australia. T.: Wembee 88.
BALDWIN, Air Commodore John Eustace Arthur D.S.O., O.B.E., A.D.C., R.A.F.; Headquarters, Fighting Area, since 1932; b. Halifax, Yorks, 13 April, 1892. Educ.: Rugby, R.M.C., Sandhurst. Gazetted to 8th Hussars, 1911; served in India prior to the War; seconded to R.F.C., 1914; was serving in France during years 191518; permanent commission R.A.F., 1919, as Squadron Leader; made Wing Commander, 1921; served in Egypt, Headquarters Middle East, 1923; promoted present rank, 1929; holds Belgian Order of the Crown, Belgian Croix de Guerre. Club: Cavalry, Bath. Add.: Hillingdon House, Uxbridge, Middlesex.
BALFOUR, Captain Harold Harington M.C., M.P.; Director of Metal Propellers, Ltd.; Director, Saunders-Roe, Ltd.; Director of Spartan Aircraft, Ltd.; b. Camberley, Surrey, i Nov., 1897. Educ.: R. Naval College, Osborne. Served in the R.F.C. and R.A.F. during the War; left the R.A.F., 1926. Clubs: Carlton, R.A.F., R. Aero. Add.: 53, Parliament Street, London, S.W. T.: Whitehall 7271.
BALLANTYNE, Walter Theodore William A.M.I.Ae.E., R.A.F.O.; on the technical staff of De Havilland Aircraft Co. since 1919; b. Bridgend, South Wales; Air Ministry " B" Licence, No. 532; Navigator's Certif., No. 6o. With Aircraft Manufacturing Co., 191517; 2nd Lieut. R.A.F., 191718. Clubs: R. Aero, London Aeroplane. Add.: Burnside, Manor Road, High Wycombe.
BALLARDIE, John de Caynoth Director of Saunders-Roe, Ltd.; Spartan Aircraft Ltd. and Metal Propellers, Ltd. Clubs: R. Aero, Conservative. Add.: 2 The Terrace, Richmond, Surrey. T.: Richmond 2169.
BALSTON, Reginald Mansfield Founder Member of the R. Aeronautical Society and R. Aero Club; Member of the British Gliding Association. b. Maidstone, 5 July, 1871. Educ.: Eton. Attended Bleriot School of Flying at Hendon, 1911; served in the Royal Air Force during the War; on the Air League Executive Committee, 191327; Chairman of the Council of the Society Model Aeronautical Engineers, 192829. Clubs: Junior Carlton, R. Thames Yacht. Add.: 105, Onslow Square, London, S.W.7. T.: Kensington 0208.
BAMFORD, John Norton Manager to the Air Union in London since 1930; b. London, 26 July, 1899. Educ.: St. Albans. Served in France during the War; with Handley Page, Ltd., 1920; Cie des Messageries Aeriennes, 1921; on the staff of the Air Union since 1924. Club: R. Aero. Add.: " Middleton," The Gardens, Watford. T.: Watford 2674.
BARING, Wing Commander, The Hon. Maurice O.B.E. Author. b.: 27 April, 1874. Educ.: Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. Entered the British Diplomatic Service 1898; Attaché, Paris 1898; Copenhagen 1900; 3rd. Secretary 1900; Rome 1902; Foreign Office 190304; resigned 1904; War Correspondent and Special Correspondent to the Morning' Post, 19041909; Served during the War in R.F.C. and R.A.F.; S.0.2., Major 1917; Personal Secretary to Sir Hugh Trenchard, 1918. Is Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Publications: " Dead Letters,"; Poems, " R.F.C., H.Q. 191418 "; "His Majesty's Embassy," " Half a Minute's Silence," " Tinker's Leave," and numerous other works. Clubs: Turf, White's, Buck's. Add.: 3, Gray's Inn Square, London, W.C.r. T.: Chancery 7862.
BARLOW, Major Thomas Morgan M.Sc., M.I.C.E., M. I. Mech.E., F. R.Ae.S.; Director of the Air Survey Co., Ltd.; Chief Engineer since 1924 and Director since 1929 of the Fairey Aviation Company, Ltd.; b. Shropshire, 1886. Educ. Wrekin College and Birmingham University. Held various engineering and technical posts with the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. during the War; Chief Technical Officer, Martlesham Heath Experimental Establishment, 191824; member of Council R. Aeronautical Society. Club: R. Aero. Add.: " Woodroyal," Windsor Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. T.: Gerrards Cross 974.
BARNARD, Charles Douglas Air Ministry " B " Licence No. 8i. Flight Commander in R.F.C. during the War; test pilot to Sopwith Aviation Co., Ltd., 1919; pilot to De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., 192027; made first flight from London to Malta, 1923; flight from London to Helsingfors, 1923; piloted the Duchess of Bedford on aerial tour of Europe and North Africa (5,000 miles) in 1927; made flight from Cairo to Karachi in 41 days, 1928; England to India and back in record time of 8 days with Duchess of Bedford, 1929; created records on flight from London to Capetown and back in 20 days with Duchess of Bedford in April, 1930; operator of Barnard's Air Tours, Ltd., 193z. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Bushey Hall Golf Club, Watford, Herts. T.: Watford 277.
BARNWELL, Frank Sowter O.B.E., A.F.C., F.R.Ae.S., B.Sc.(Eng'g.); Chief Designer (Aeroplane Department), Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd.; b. Lewisham, Kent, 1880; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 986. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Alveston House, Alveston, Glos. T.: Thombury 83.
BARR, Alexander James Andrew Wallace Managing Director of Cellon, Ltd., Director since 1911; b. London, 1889. Educ.: Askes School. First introduced acetyl cellulose dopes in 1911. Club: R. Aero. Add.: 15, Warwick Gardens, Kensington, London, W.14. T.: Western 6347.
BARRATT, Air Commodore Arthur Sheridan C.M.G., M.C., R.A.F.; Chief Staff Officer, H.Q., R.A.F., India, since 1932. b. Peshawar, India, 25 Feb., 1891. Educ.: Clifton, R.M.A. Woolwich. Entered R. Artillery, 1910; transferred R.F.C., 1914; served in France, 191415, 191617, 1919; permanent commission R.A.F., 1919, as Squadron Leader; promoted Wing Commander, 1919; passed through Army Staff College, Camberley, 192425; on Staff of G.O.C. Shanghai Defence Force, 1927; Chief Instructor, R.A.F. Staff College, 192931; commanded No. z Indian Group, 193132; holds Belgian Croix de Guerre, Belgian Order of the Crown. Clubs: R.A.F., Army and Navy. Add.: R.A.F., Peshawar, India.
BARRETT, Flight Lieut. John Francis Tufnell D.S.O., D.F.C., R.A.F., No. 47 (B) Squadron, Khartoum, since 1932; b. Nottingham, 3 May, 1898. Educ.: Haileybury College. Commissioned in R.F.C., 1917; France, 1917 —18; test pilot, R.A.E., 1919; permanent commission as Flying Officer, 1919; Iraq, 192022; Test Pilot, A. and A.E.E., Martlesham Heath. 1925; Private Secretary to C.A.S., 1925; Iraq, 192628; Commanded No. 84 (B) Squadron, 1931. Club: R.A.F. Add.: No. 47 (B) Squadron, R.A.F., Khartoum, Egypt.
BARRETTLENNARD, Lieut-Colonel John C.B.E.; Director Imperial Airways, Ltd.; b. Devonshire. Clubs: Badminton. Add.: Kingsway House, Kingsway, London. T.: Holborn 6156.
BARRINGTON, Wing Commander, Francis Edward Philip R.A.F.; on Air Ministry staff since 1929; b. County Dublin, 1892. Educ.: Charterhouse and Caius College, Cambridge. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 1847. Entered the R.N.A.S. 1915; served during the War in Dardanelles, Rumania, Aegean Sea, and France; since the War has been serving in the United Kingdom, Middle East, and Iraq. Club: R.A.F. Add.: " Greystoke," Hangar Lane, Ealing, London, W.S. T.: Ealing 6080.
BARRINGTON MASON, Barrington Calver R.A.F.O.; Pilot-Manager, Aviation Department, Shell Co. of Egypt, Ltd. b. Ipswich, 4 March, 1904. Educ.: Felstead and Newton College. Served in R.A.F. 192229; Instructor Oxford University Air Squadron 1928; No. 600 (City of London) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force 192829. Club.: R.A.F. Add, c/o Shell Company of Egypt, Ltd., P.O. Box 228, Cairo.
BARTLETT, Ernest Bennett Worsley R.A.F.O. Pilot in charge National Flying Services, Municipal Aerodrome, Stoke-on-Trent; b. Godshill, Isle of Wight, 12 Feb., 1898. Educ.: King's School, Ely. Served in R.F.C. and R.A.F., 191619; instructor to Bristol and Wessex Aero Club, 192730; winner Aerobatic Competition for Instructors, 192829; pilot to Lord Apsley, 1931.
BARTON, Frederick Sherbrooke M.A., F.Inst.P. Senior Scientific Officer, R.A.E., South Farnborough; b. Nottingham, 13 May, 1895. Educ.: St. John's College, Cambridge. Served in R.N.V.R. and R.N.A.S., 191719; joined I.D.F. at Biggin Hill 1920. Add.: Royal Aircraft Establishment, South Farnborough, Hants.
BARTON, Group Captain Robert John Ferguson O.B.E., R.A.F. (ret.); Commandant and Director of Air Service Training Ltd., Hamble, Southampton, since 1931; b. Elgin, 3o March, 1891. Educ.: Wellington, R.M.C. Sandhurst. Entered the Army, 1910; transferred to the R.F.C., 1914; served in France, 191419; permanent commission R.A.F. as Squadron Leader, 1919; on H.Q. Staff in India and commanding No. 28 Squadron, 191922; promoted to Wing Commander, 1922, to present rank, 1930; served at Air Ministry, 192829; holds the French Croix de Guerre. Add.: Hall Court, Botley, Hants.
BEACHAM, Captain Thomas Edward B.Sc., A.C.G.I., A.M.I.C.E., A.M.I.Mech.E.; Collaborator with Dr. Hele-Shaw in development of variable pitch air screws and hydraulic mechanism. b. London, 1890. Educ.: Owen's School and City and Guilds Engineering College, London. Served with 67th Siege Battery and R.A.O.C. during the war. Add.: 64 Victoria Street, London, S.W.I. T.: Victoria 1291. BEAUMAN, Wing Commander Eric Bentley R.A.F.; Instructor at R.A.F. Staff College, Andover, since 1932; b. London, 7 February, 1891. Educ.: Malvern. Qualified as pilot, 1913; served during War on Anti-Submarine Patrols in Home Waters and Aegean Sea; graduate of Andover and Camberley Staff Colleges; Member of Mount Kamet Expedition, 1931. Clubs: Army and Navy, Alpine, R.A.F.
BEAUMONT, Major Kenneth MacDonald D.S.O.; Solicitor to Imperial Airways. Ltd.; b. Blackheath, To Feb., 1884; R.A.C, Av. Cent ii. No. 7980. Member of the Legal Sub-Committee on Air Matters of International Chamber of Commerce; on Committee of London Aeroplane Club; rapporteur on legal questions, to International Air Traffic Association. Clubs: United University, R. Aero, City Athenaeum, London Aeroplane, R.P.S.L. Add.: 380, Old Broad Street, London, E.C.2. T.: London Wall 9101.
BECK, Captain Geoffrey Ronald Director Curtiss-Reid Aircraft Co., Ltd., since 1929; b. London, England, July, 1896. Educ.: Cambridge University. Served from 191419 in the London Regiment, R.F.C., and R.A.F.; was engaged in commercial flying in England from 191929, with Midland Aviation Co., Kingwill and Jones Flying Co., Berkshire Aviation Tours, Ltd., Yorkshire Aeroplane Club. Clubs: R. Aero, Canadian Aero. Add.: P.O. Box 2407, Montreal. T.: Bywater 1969 and 1400.
BEDFORD, Mary du Caurroy Duchess of, D.B.E. cr. 1928, F.L.S., R.R.C., Hon. M.B.O.U.; b. Stockbridge, Hants, 1865. Made tour round Europe and Northern Africa by air in 1927, and to India in 1928; flew to India and back in record time of 74days in 1929 with C. D. Barnard and R. Little; flew to Capetown and back in 20 days in 1930, establishing a record time, C. D. Barnard was pilot and R. Little navigator. Clubs: Alexandra, Halcyon. Add.: 15, Belgrave Square, London, S.W.I; Woburn Abbey, Bletchley, Beds. T.: Woburn II.
BEHARRELL, Sir John George Kt., cr. 1919, D.S.O. 1917; President, Federation of British Industries, 193233; Director of Imperial Airways, Ltd.; Managing Director, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd.; Assistant to the General Manager, L.N.E. Railway; b. I I March, 1873. During the War was Director of Statistics and Requirements, Ministry of Munitions, also Assistant Inspector-General Transportation; Director of Statistics, Ministry of Transport, 197922. Clubs: Reform, Walton Heath Golf. Add.: Walton Heath Cottage, Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey. T.: Burgh Heath 82. BEIT, Sir Alfred Lane M.P. for St. Pancras since 1931. b. London, 1903. Educ.: Eton and Oxford. Clubs: Garrick and Bucks. Add.: 49 Belgrave Square, London, S.W.I.
BELLIN, Graham Wilmot Chief Pilot to Union Airways (Pty.), Ltd., of South Africa since 1929; b. Natal, 12 Dec. 1898. Served during the War from 1915 onwards; in the R.F.C. and R.A.F., 191719; on the Special Reserve, South African Air Force, 192731; flying instructor to the Johannesburg Flying Club, 192729. Add.: P.O. Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. T.: Port Elizabeth 5561.
BELLIRVING, Major A. D. M.C.; b. Canada, 1894; Educ.: Fettes. Served in the R.F.C., 191618; first President of the Aero Club of British Columbia. Clubs: Vancouver, Aero of British Columbia. Add.: 4211, Cypress Street, Vancouver, Canada.
BENNETT, Arthur Donald R.A.F.O.; Test Pilot to the Far East Aviation Co., Hong Kong; b. 2 May, 1906. Educ.: Magdalen College School. Commissioned R.A.F., 1927. Served with H.M.S. Hermes and in China, 192932. Add.: c/o Lloyds Bank, Ltd., 6 Pall Mall, London, S.W.
BENNETT, Frederick Ibbotson Director of and Chief Engineer to the H. G. Hawker Engineering Co., Ltd.; designer of several special purpose machines for simplifying aircraft manufacture. Add.: " Cumbrae," Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. T.: Emberbrook 1839.
BENNETTBAGGS, Squadron Leader James Leonard Neville R.A.F.O.; Chief Consultant Pilot and representative of Messrs. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, Ltd., Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., and A. V. Roe, Ltd., since 1923; b. Birmingham, 31 July, 1898. Educ.: King Edward's School, Birmingham. Transferred to R.F.C. from the Welch Regiment, 1916; served in France, 191617; on defence of London, 1918; served in Ireland, 191920; transferred to R.A.F. Reserve, 1923; has flown a total of over 3,000 hours. Club: R.A.F. Add.: Whitley Aerodrome, Coventry. T.: Coventry 2333.
BENTLEY, Richard Read M.C., A.F.C.; pilot to Shell-Mex, Ltd.; b. London, 20 Nov., 1897. Served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 191517; qualified as a pilot, 1917; served in the R.F.C. and R.A.F., 191719; instructor to the South African Air Force, 192328; made first light aeroplane flight from London to Capetown, 1927; subsequently three other trans-African flights, 1928.29; first flying instructor to the Liverpool and District Aero Club, 1928. Clubs: R.A.F., R. Aero. Add.: 52, Queen's Gate, London, S.W.7. T.: Western 0276.
BERLYN, Ronald C. R.A.F.O.; instructor to Air Service Training, Ltd., since 1931; b. Birmingham, 16 Feb., 1899. Educ.: King Edward's High School, Birmingham; Cambridge University. Served during the War for two years in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; with the British Expeditionary Force in France; assistant instructor and test pilot to Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, Ltd., 192731. Club: Old Edwardians. Add.: " Satchell Cottage, "Hamble, Hants.
BERTRAM, Francis George Lawder C.B.E., M.A.; Deputy Director of Civil Aviation, Air Ministry; b. Fermoy, Co. Cork, 12 Aug., 1875. Inspector of Schools, Board of Education, 1901 onwards; Secretarial Officer, Ministry of Munitions, 191518, P.A. and P.S. to Surveyor-General for Supply, War Office, 1919; Secretary to the Committee on Civil Aviation and Civil Aviation Advisory Board, 1919-23; joined Civil Aviation Department, Air Ministry, 1919; deputy British representative on International Commission for Air Navigation; member of and Secretary to British Delegation on Commission, 192129; British representative on International Aeronautical Conference. Add.: St. Keyne, Berkhamsted. T.: Holborn 3434, Ext. 817. Berkhamsted 432.
BIARD, Henry Charles Test pilot to Supermarine Aviation Works, Ltd., since 1919; b. Godalming, Surrey; R.A.C. Av. Certif.. No. 218. Learnt to fly at Grahame-White School, 1911-12; later instructor there; served in R.N.A.S. during the War; won " Schneider Trophy Race " on Supermarine racer " Sea Lion " at Naples, 1922; third in same race at Cowes, 1923; obtained world's speed record for seaplanes on Supermarine S.4, 1925, went to America to fly Supermarine racer in Schneider Race, crashed during water trials. Add.: III, Portsmouth Road, Woolston, Southampton.
BIGSWORTH, Air Commodore Arthur Wellesley C.M.G., D.S.O., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Director of Equipment, Air Ministry, since 1931; b. Croydon, 27 March, 1885. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 396. Entered the R. Navy, 1909; transferred to the Naval Wing R.F.C., 1913; served in France with the R.F.C. and R.N.A.S., 191415; introduced bomb-dropping on airships and submarines, 1915; Wing Commander R.N.A.S., 1916; permanent commission R.A.F., 1919; served at Malta, 191920; promoted to Group Captain, 1923; at Malta, 1923-25; later stationed at Leuchars and R.A.F. Depot, Uxbridge; at H.Q. Coastal Area, 1928; No. io Group, 192931; promoted to present rank, 1930. Clubs Junior united Service, R. Aero, R.A.F. Add.: Air Ministry, London, W.C.2.
BIRD, Squadron Commander James O.B.E., F.R.Ae.S., M.I.N.A., R.N. (ret.); Director of Supermarine Aviation Works, Ltd., and Vickers (Aviation), Ltd.; b. London, 19 March, 1882; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 1203. Served during the War in the R. Navy and R.N.A.S.; acquired controlling interest in Supermarine Aviation Works, Ltd., and became Managing Director in 1923; Chairman and Managing Director, 1927; member of the Committee of Management S.B.A.C., onetime Treasurer, and was Vice-Chairman for 1928; Chairman of the Special Schneider Trophy Committee of the R. Aero Club; member of Lloyd's Committee on Aviation. Clubs: R. Aero, R.A.F., R. Thames Yacht, R. Automobile. Add.: Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, W.I.
BIRKETT, Flight Lieut. George R.A.F.O.; member of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators of the British Empire. Add.: Pine Ridge, Old Hall Drive, Hatch End, Middlesex. T.: Hatch End 502.
BISHOP, Lieut-Col. William Avery V.C., D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C.; b. 1894. Educ.: R.M.C., Kingston, Canada. Transferred from the Canadian Expeditionary Force to the R.F.C., 1915; brought down 72 enemy aircraft in France during the War; Vice-President, McColl Oil Co.. Ltd. Publications: " Winged Warfare," " Hunting the Huns in the Air," contributor to the Press on aviation matters. Clubs: Bath, Bucks, R.A.F., Mount Royal, Montreal. Add.: Trafalgar Apts., Montreal.
BLACK, Thomas Campbell b. 1899. Educ.: Brighton College. Served during the War in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; post-war has made eight flights between Kenya and England; awarded the Mansfield Robinson Trophy by the Aero Club of East Africa for the most meritorious flight in each of the years 1929 and 1930. Clubs: R. Aero, Muthaiga Country. Add.: Nairobi, Kenya Colony.
BLACKBURN, Charles H. Sales Manager to the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co., Ltd.; b. Leeds, 20 March, 1895. Educ.: Leeds Grammar School. Served during the War from 191418. Clubs: R. Automobile, R. Aero. Add.: Brough, East Yorks. T.: Brough 83.
BLACKBURN, Norman William George Managing Director of the North Sea Aerial and General Transport, Ltd. b. Leed's 25 May, 1895; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 1311. Clubs: R. Aero, R.A.F., Leeds and County Conservative, etc. Add.: Addiscombe House, Elloughton, Brough, East Yorks. T. Brough (Hull) 22.
BLACKBURN, Robert O.B.E., A.M.I.C.E., F.R.Ae.S., M.I.M.E. , Chairman and Managing Director of Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co., Ltd.; Chairman and Managing Director of North Sea Aerial and General Transport, Ltd.; b. 26 March, 1885. Designed, constructed, and flew his first aeroplane in 1909; produced an all steel military monoplane in 1911; ran a school of flying at Hendon for eighteen months; took over Olympia Works, Leeds, and formed present company, 1914; concentrated on naval types, and towards the end of the War specialised in torpedo aircraft; present policy covers specialised research and development of coastal defence types of aircraft; holds Golden Cross of the Order of the Redeemer, given in recognition of services rendered in organisation of Greek Naval Aircraft Factory near Athens. Add.: " Bowcliffe," Boston Spa, Yorks. T.: Boston Spa 1.
BLACKBURN, Wing Commander V. Gaskell(See Gaskell-Blackburn.)
BLAKE, Flight Lieut. Alfred Montague A.F.C., R.A.F.O.; Chief Test Pilot to Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co., Ltd. Served in the R.A.F., transferred to the Reserve, 1926. Club: R. Aero. Add.: c/o Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co., Ltd., Brough, East Yorks.
BLAKE, Reginald Secretary and General Manager of Cierva Autogiro Co., Ltd., since 1926. b. Bournemouth, 15 June, 1889. Educ.: Lancing and Oxford. Civilian prisoner during the war. Clubs: Garrick, R. Aero, Heston Flying and Hanworth. Add.: 8o, Lonsdale Road, Barnes, S.W.13. T.: Riverside 2625.
BLOSSE, P. W. Lynch (See Lynch Blosse.)
BLOUNT, Group Captain Charles Hubert Boulby O.B.E., M.C., R.A.F.; Staff Duties Air Headquarters Iraq since 1932. b. India, 26th Oct. 1893. Educ.: Harrow. Transferred to R.F.C., 1916; served in France with No. 34 Squadron, 191617; in command Worthy Down, 1918, and of a wing in France and Germany, 191819; at R.A.F. Staff College, 1925; Air Ministry 192630; Commanded No. 70 (B.T.) Squadron, 193032; promoted to present rank, 1932. Club: Army and Navy. Add.: R.A.F., Hinaidi, Iraq.
BONE, Frederick William Pilot to Canadian Airways, Ltd. Canada, since 1929; b. London, II Dec., 1901. Educ.: Emmanuel School, London. Joined R.F.C. in 1917; served during the War; trained as N.C.O. pilot, R.A.F., 1923; served in Iraq, 192326; Central Flying School course, 1927; served again in Iraq, 1928; obtained discharge from R.A.F., 1929. Add.: c/o Canadian Airways, Ltd., Lac a la Tortue, County Champlain, Province of Quebec, Canada.
BONE, Group Captain Reginald John C.B.E., D.S.O., R.A.F.; Air attaché to France, Belgium and Holland since 1929; b. Dorking, Surrey, 2 Oct., 1888. Educ.: H.M.S. Britannia, H.M.S. Aurora. Entered the R. Navy as midshipman, 1905 seconded to R.N.A.S., 1913; served with R.N.A.S. and R.F.C. at Dunkirk, 191516; lEgean Group, 191617; North Russian Expeditionary Force, 1919; permanent commission R.A.F., 1919; made WingCommander, 1920; served in India, 192529 holds Russian Order of St. Vladimir, Russian Order of St. Anne, Grecian Order of the Redeemer. Clubs: Army and Navy, R. Aero, Queen's. Add.: British Embassy, Paris; Westminster Bank, 26, Haymarket, London,
BOOTH, Squadron Leader Ralph Sleigh A.F.C., R.A.F.; attached Royal Airship Works for Airship Duties; b. Prestwood, Bucks, 20 January, 1895. Educ.: Stubbington House, R.N. Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth. Transferred from R. Navy to R.N.A.S. (Airship Section), 1915; 191516, in command SS.I., SS.12, C.4 airships; 1917, ist Officer R.24; 1918, in command Airship Station, Mullion; 1919, Staff Officer II, Air Ministry 192024, member of InterAllied Aeronautical Commission of Control; 192426, ist Officer and Captain R.33; 1927, qualified as aeroplane pilot; 192930, ist Officer and Captain R.ioo; 1930, flight to Montreal and return. Club: R.A.F. Add.: White House, Biddenham, Bedford. T.: Bedford 2400.
BOOTHBY, Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland C.B.E., F.R.Ae.S., R.N. (ret.); b. St. Andrew's, 13 Nov., 1881; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 3o; Airships No. 16; F.A.I. 1258. Partner to A. V. Roe, 1908; Naval Airship No. I and seaplane experiments, 1909ii; won Aeronautics prize for design of a seaplane proceeded to Germany on trials of Naval Airship No. 4, 1913; in charge of a mission to Somaliland to report on air operations, 1914; during the War commanded armoured cars and various airship stations; member of Tank and Rigid Airship Design Committees; designed single point release system for dropping aeroplanes from airships also hydrogenfuel system; formed Air Venturers, Ltd.; won Air Ministry prize for safety fuel tank; designed gas armoured airship; founded the Airship Club, 1925. Clubs: R. Aero, Airship; hon. naval member, R. Yacht Squadron. Add.: Woodvale, Isle of Wight.
BOOTHMAN, Flight Lieut. John Nelson A.F.C., R.A.F.; No. 22 Squadron Martlesham, since Oct., 1931; b. Wembley, Middlesex, 19 Feb., 1901. Learnt to fly at Cricklewood, 1917; served during the War with the French Army in the Balkans; entered the R.A.F. with short service commission, 1921; granted permanent commission, 1925; instructor at Central Flying School, 192326; served in Iraq, 192629; officer in charge of High Speed Flight, Felixstowe, 193031; winner of Schneider Trophy for Great Britain, 1931; holds the French Croix de Guerre. Club: R. Aero. Add.: No. 22 Squadron R.A.F., Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.
BORTON, Air Vice-Marshall Amyas Eden C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Commanding Inland Area since 1929; b. Durham, 20 Sept., 1886. Educ.: Eton. Entered Army and served in India, 1906; seconded to R.F.C., 1914; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 170. Served during War in France, Egypt and Palestine; promoted Group Captain with permanent commission, 1919; served with R.A.F., India, 191819; Iraq, 192123; promoted to Air Commodore, 1922; since served R.A.F., Cranwell, and Air Ministry as Director of Personal Services, 192629; promoted to present rank, 1929; holds Russian Order of St. Stanislas, Egyptian Order of the Nile, Hedjaz Order of El Nanda. Add.: Chenevey, Yalding, Maidstone.
BOTTOMLEY, Wing Commander Norman Howard A.F.C., R.A.F.; on staff of the R.A.F. Staff College since 1931; b. Ripponden, Yorks., i8 Sept., 1891. Commissioned 1914; seconded to the R.F.C., 1916; served in France, 1917; permanent commission R.A.F. as Flight Lieut. 1919; served in Egypt, 192124; passed through the R.A.F. Staff College, 1925; Dept. of the Chief of Air Staff, 192528; promoted to present rank, 1929. Add.: R.A.F., Andover, Hants.
BOUCHER, Captain Maitland Walter Sabine D.S.O., R. Navy; in command of H.M.S. Champion since 1932; b. South Africa, 19 Dec.,. 1888. Edw.: Stubbington House. Served during the War in the R. Navy; after the War engaged in minesweeping; qualified as a pilot with R.A.F., 1925; decklanded 1926; since flown in seaplanes and from carriers; second-in-command of H.M.S. Argus, 192628 Directorate of Training Air Ministry, 19295r. Club: United Service. Add.: c/o The Admiralty, London, S.W.I.
BOUDERIE, Emile Aerodrome Manager for the Air Union at Croydon Aerodrome; b. Bourges, France, 7 Oct., 1891. Educ.: Engineers' School, France. Joined Aviation School, France, 1911; served in the French Air Force as an instructor and works manager, 191214; observer and pilot on the Belgian and French fronts, 191418; demobilised, 1919; pilot and London representative to Cie. Mess. Aeriennes, 1919: aerodrome manager in England for Cie. Mess. Aeriennes, Cie. Grands. Express Aeriennes and Air Union onwards from 192o. Holds Legion of Honour, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Order of St. George of Russia; Club: Aero Club d'Auvergne, France. Add.: Rochester Lodge, 2, Bridge Road, Wallington, Surrey. T.: Wallington 3132.
BOULAY, Flight Lieut. G. G. H. du (See Du Boulay.)
BOWEN, IVOR M.Sc., A.F.R.Ae.S.; Scientific Officer, Air Ministry; b. Birkenhead, 21 Feb., 1902. Member of the Cambridge University Air Squadron on its inception in 1925; sometime Oliver Lodge Fellow of Liverpool University. Add.: " Clifton," Station Road, LeighonSea, Essex.
BOWEN, Air Commodore James Bevan O.B.E., R.A.F.; Senior Air Staff Officer, Inland Area since 1932. b. Pembroke, 20 March, 1883. Educ.: Winchester; Trinity College, Cambridge. Entered the Pembroke Yeomanry Territorial Force, 1910; Signals Officer, South Wales Mounted Brigade, 1914; transferred to the R.F.C. as W/T officer; permanent commission R.A.F. as. Wing Commander, 1919; Deputy Director of Research (Instruments), 192125; promoted to present rank, 1932; Chief Equipment Officer, Iraq, 19283o. Club: R.A.F. Add.: Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middx.
BOWHILL, Air Vice-Marshal Frederick William C.M.G., D.S.O., R.A.F.; Commanding Fighting Area, Air Defence of Great Britain since 1931; b. India, 1 Sept., 1880. Entered the R.N.R. as a midshipman, 1898; became Flight Lieut. R.N.A.S., 1913; acting Flight Commander whilst in H.M.S. Empress, 1914; served during the War in the North Sea, Mesopotamia, the /Egean Sea and East Africa; permanent commission R.A.F. as Wing Commander, 1919; 191819, South Russia; 191920, Somaliland; 192426, Egypt; 192629, Iraq; promoted to present rank, 1931; holds the Russian Order of St. Vladimir, Grecian Order of St. Saveur. Clubs: R.A.F., Junior United Service. Add.: R.A.F. Club, 128, Piccadilly, London, W.I.
BOWMAN, Wing Commander Geoffrey Hilton D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C., R.A.F.; Commanding Experimental Section R.A.E. since 1932; b. Lancaster, 2 May, 1891. Educ.: Haileybury; Trinity College, Cambridge. Seconded to the R.F.C., 1916; served in France, 191619; with the North Russian Expeditionary Force, 1919; permanent commission R.A.F. as Flight Lieut., 1919; in Iraq, India, Egypt and Aden, 192224 and 192529 passed through Staff College, Quetta; holds the Belgian Croix de Guerre. Add.: R.A.F., South Farnborough, Hants.
BOWYER, Edward Cyril Chief of Information Department, Society of British Aircraft Constructors; b. Slough. Air correspondent to the London Daily News, 1925-30. Club: R. Aero. Add.: " Littlecroft," School Lane, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. T.: Gerrards Cross 81o.
BOYD, Group Captain Owen Tudor O.B.E., M.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Commanding British Forces at Aden since 1931; b. London, 3o Aug., 1889. Educ.: Forest School; R.M.C., Sandhurst. Entered the Indian Army, 1909; seconded to the R.F.C., 1916; served in France, 191617 and in Iraq, 19172o; permanent commission R.A.F. as Squadron Leader, 1919; promoted to present rank, 193o. Add.: Headquarters, British Forces, Aden.
BOYDEN, Rex Hallam Commercial Pilot; b.: Victoria, 21 August, 1896. Educ.: Public Schools. Served in R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. 191718; R. Australian A.F. 191923; Guinea Air Services; Tasmanian and Victorian Air Lines. Club: N.S.W. Aero. Add.: Coffs Harbour, N.S.W., Australia.
BOYLE, The Hon. Alan Reginald A.F.C., A.F.R.Ae.S. b. Ayr, 8 Oct., 1886. Educ.: Haileybury. Produced the first successful monoplane in Britain, " The Avis," in 1910; R. Aero C. Av. Certif. No. 13; R. Aero C. Aeronaut. Certif. No. 102. Served with R. Scots Fusileers, 191415; R.A.F., Mediterranean, 191618. Club: R. Aero. Add.: The Craig, Fairlie. T.: Fairlie 9.
BOYLE, Robert William M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.; Director, Division of Physics and Engineering (which incorporates the Section of Aeronautics), National Research Council, Canada; b. Carbonnear, Newfoundland, Oct., 1883. Educ: McGill University, University of Manoheater. During the War served on the Admiralty Board of Inventions and Research and the Admiralty AntiSubmarine Division. Clubs: Rideau, Minto Skating, Rivermead Golf. Add.: 16, Marlborough Avenue, Ottawa; National Research Laboratories, Ottawa, Canada. T.: Rideau 4934; Queen 6400.
BRABAZON, Lieut.Col. J. T. C. Moore(See MooreBrabazon.)
BRACKLEY, Squadron Leader Herbert George D.S.O., D.S.C., F.R.G.S., R.A.F.O.; Air Superintendent, Imperial Airways, Ltd., since 1924; b. London, October, 1894. Educ.: Sevenoaks School. Served during the War from 191519 in France; entrant for Atlantic flight, 1919; abandoned the flight and entered for LondonCape Town attempt, 1920, crashed near Khartoum; chief pilot to Handley Page transport, 192021; on British Aviation Mission to Japan, 192123; later adviser to the Japanese Naval Air Service; holds the French Croix de Guerre, Belgian Order of the Crown, Japanese Order of the Rising Sun. Clubs: R.A.F., R. Aero. Add.: Combe Bank, Sandridge, Sevenoaks, Kent. T.: Brasted 23.
BRADBROOKE, Francis Delaforce B.Sc., Editorial Staff of " The Aeroplane " since 1930. b. Inkberrow, Worcs., 14 March, 1895. Educ.: Bletchley Gr. School. Served in France with Canadian Motor Machine Guns, 191518; learnt to fly Winnipeg, 1928. Publications: " The Light Aeroplane Manual." Club: R. Aero.
BRADLEY, Arthur Percy M.I.A.E., A.M.I.Mech.E.; Manager of Brooklands Aerodrome since 1929; b. Dublin, 3 July, 1887. Educ.: Portora Royal School, Enniskillen. Served with French Army in Vosges and with R.A.S.C. in Palestine, 191519. Clubs: R.A.C. and R. Aero. Add.: Brooklands Aerodrome, Weybridge, Surrey. T.: Weybridge 1220.
BRADLEY, Group Captain John Stanley Travers O.B.E., R.A.F.; Senior Air Staff Officer, Wessex Bombing Area, since 1931. b.: Cork, II April, 1888. Educ.: Privately. Transferred from M. G. Corps to R.F.C. 1918; commanded No. 14 Squadron 192122; Iraq 1924; Air Ministry 1931. Add.: R.A.F., Andover, Hants.
BRAIN, Lester Joseph A.F.C., R. Australian A.F. Reserve; Sales Manager and Chief Pilot to Brisbane Branch of Queensland and Northern. Territory Aerial Services, Ltd., of Australia (Q.A.N.T.A.S.); b. New South Wales, 27 Feb., x9o2. Educ.: Sydney Grammar School. Trained as a pilot with the R. Australian A.F., 1923; passed to the Reserve, 1923; joined Q.A.N.T.A.S., 1924, as mail pilot; instructor, 1927; discoverer of Velore Plain in N.W. Australia. Club: Brisbane. Add.: Q.A.N.T.A.S., Ltd., Brisbane, Australia. T.: B. 3484.
BRAMSON, Mogens Louis F.R.Ae.S.; Managing Director of the Aero Syndicate, Ltd.; b. Copenhagen, 28 June, 1895. Educ.: Universities of Copenhagen and London; City and Guilds Engineering College. Engaged in aircraft armament development, 191618; developed the SavageBramson AntiStall Gear; Wakefield Gold Medallist, 192830; Member of Council, R. Aeronautical Society. Clubs: R. Aero, Chemical Industry. Add.: The Lodge, Pinner, Middlesex. T.: Pinner 1058.
BRAND, Wing Commander Sir Christopher Joseph Quintin K.B.E., D.S.O., AMC., D.F.C., R.A.F.; Seconded for service with the Egyptian Government since 1932. b. Cape Colony, 25 May, 1893. Educ. Marist Bros., Johannesburg. Served in South Africa, 191316; transferred to the R.F.C., 1916; in France, 191617, 191819; permanent commission, R.A.F. as Flight Lieut., 1919; made a pioneer flight from London to the Cape, 1920. Add.: R.A.F., Cairo, Egypt.
BREARLEY, Major Norman D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C.; Managing Director, West Australian Airways, Ltd.; b. Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 22 Dec., 1890. Served during the War in the R.F.C. in England and France. Club: Weld. Add.: 46, Ventnor Avenue, West Perth, West Australia. T.: A. 5525.
BREARLEY, Captain Stanley George D.F.C.; Chief Pilot and Route Superintendent West Australian Airways since 1924; b. Geelong, Australia, 9 Jan., 1894. Educ.: Public School. Served with Field Artillery and Australian Flying Corps during War. Joined Royal Australian Air Force, resigned, 1924. Add.: Hotel Richmond, Adelaid, S. Australia.
BREESE, Air Commodore Charles Dempster A.F.C., R.A.F.; Fighting Area since 1932. b. Carshalton, Surrey, 23 April, 1889. Educ.: Magdalen College School; R. Naval Engineering College, Keyham; R. Naval College, Greenwich. Entered R. Navy, 1909; transferred to R.N./LS., 1914; served Dunkirk, 191516 and 1917; in France, 1917; permanent commission as Wing Commander, 1919; served in India, 192024; promoted to present rank, 1932. Add.: R.A.F., Uxbridge, Middlesex. BRENARD, Robert Press Agent Imperial Airways since 1924; b. Halifax, 1 Nov., 1889. Served in R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. during the War; joined Aircraft Transport and Travel, Ltd., 1919; airway correspondent at Croydon Aerodrome to principal London and provincial papers.
BREWER, Griffith F.R.Ae.S.; Member of Council, R. Aeronautical Society; b. London, 1867; Aeronaut. Certif. No. 5; U.S.A. Av. Certif. in 1914. Flew with Wilbur Wright, 1908; pilot in Gordon Bennett Balloon Races, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1922; winner, first International Balloon Races held in England, 1908; Hon. adviser to Airship and Kite Balloon Services, 191518; lecturer to R.N.A.S., 191518; experiments for R.N.A.S., 191718; reader of Wilbur Wright Memorial Lecture, 1916. Clubs: R. Aero; Hanworth Flying. Add.: 33, Chancery Lane, London, E.C. T.: Holborn 3577.
BRIDGMAN, Leonard Logoz Assistant Editor of The Aeroplane; b. London, 15 Feb., 1897. Discharged from the Honourable Artillery Company to a commission in the R.A.F., 1918; served in the United Kingdom until 1919; joined the staff of The Aeroplane, 1919; compiler of " All the World's Aircraft." Club: R. Aero. Add.: 20, Tufnell Park Road, London, N.7. T.: Archway 1767.
BRIE, Reginald Alfred Charles R.A.F.O.; Chief Pilot and Flying Manager to the Cierva Autogiro Co., Ltd., since 1930; b. Egham, Surrey, 27 Nov., 1895. Educ.: Uxbridge County School. Served with the R. Field Artillery in France, 1915, in Salonika, 1916; transferred to the R.F.C., 1917; served in France, 1918; made prisoner of war, 1918; transferred to the R.A.F. Reserve, 1922; " joyriding " pilot, 193o; holds pilot's " B " licence and 2nd Class Navigator's Certificate. Member G.A.P.A.N. Clubs: R.A.F. and R. Aero. Add.: 26, Orford Gardens, Twickenham, Middlesex. T.: Popesgrove 3064.
BRIERLEY, Walter A. M. I . Mech. E. , A.F. R. Ae.S.; draughtsman-designer to the Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., since 1922; b. Dobcross, Oldham. Airship designer R.F.C., 191415; with Varioplane Co., Ltd., 191516; doing experimental work, Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Hendon, 191617; in charge of Drawing Office and Laboratory, No. 3 National Aeroplane Factory, 1918; Assistant Chief Draughtsman, Westland Aircraft Co., Ltd., 191922. Add.: 59, Gayner Park, Northville, Bristol, 7. T.: Bristol 3906. BRIGSTOCKE, Charles Reginald C.B. Director of Contracts, Air Ministry, since 1921; b. Carmarthen, 1876. Educ. Llandovery College. At Air Ministry, 1918; served on International Air Convention at Peace Conference, Paris, 1919; on Mission to Berne, 1919, to legislate AngloSwiss Flying Agreement. Club: Union. Add.: i8, Parsival Road, Hampstead, N.W. T.: Hampstead 6949.
BRINSMEAD, Lieut.Col. Horace Clowes O.B.E., M.C.; Controller of Civil Aviation for the Commonwealth of Australia since 1920; b. Hampstead, London, 1884. Educ.: Cranleigh. Served in the Australian Imperial Forces, 191420. Club: United Services. Add.: " Risdon," Broadway, Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia. T.: Melbourne W.1600.
BRITTAIN, Sir Harry E. K.B.E., C.M.G., LL.D., M.A.; First Chairman of the Civil Aviation Section, London Chamber of Commerce; Director of D. Napier and Son, Ltd.; member of Parliamentary Air Committee, 191929; introduced the subject of InterEmpire Air Policy to the Third Imperial Press Conference at Melbourne in 1925; British Representative on Air Transport at Congress International Chambers of Commerce, Washington, 1931; member of the Executive of the Air League. Clubs: Carlton, Bath. Add.: 2, Cowley Street, Westminster, London, S.W.r. T.: Victoria 0745.
BROADBENT, Harry Frank b. London, 25 March, 1910. Learnt to fly at the Aero Club of New South Wales, 1929; started on an attempt to fly from England to Australia in a Blackburn Bluebird, 1931, forced down in Turkey; established 24hour Australian Commonwealth distance record, 1,50o miles, in 17 hours, August, 1931; made record flight round Australia in 7 days 8 hours, August, 1931, breaking record of Air Commodore KingsfordSmith by 2 days 21 hours. Club: Aero of New South Wales. Add.: " Eastbourne," Thomas Street, Coogee, New South Wales, Australia. T.: Coogee F.X. 4230.
BROADSMITH, Harry Edgar A. F. R. Ae.S. , M. I.A. E.; General Manager and Director, Messrs. SaundersRoe, Ltd., and Spartan Aircraft, Ltd., since 1929; b. Godley, Cheshire, 15 Aug., 1890. Educ.: Manchester Grammar School. Apprenticed to locomotive and marine engineers; joined A. V. Roe and Co. in the drawing office, 1912; assistant works manager, 191416; works manager, 191619; Technical Director, Australian Aircraft and Engineering Co., Ltd., Sydney, 191923; Consulting Aeronautical Engineer to the Commonwealth Government, 192325; returned to A. V. Roe and Co., 1925. Clubs: R. Aero and R. London Yacht. Add.: " The Red House," East Cowes, Isle of Wight. T.: Cowes x93, ext. 3.
BROCK, Air Commodore Henry Le Marchant C.B., D.S.O., R.A.F.; Commanding No. 22 Group, R.A.F., since 1931; b. Winchester, 5 May, 1889. Educ.: Elizabeth College, Guernsey. Entered the Army, 1909; transferred to R.F.C., 1913; served in France, 191416; permanent commission as Wing Commander R.A.F., 1919; served in Salonika, 1918; Egypt, 191819; promoted to present rank, 1931; served in Iraq and India, 192831. Add.: R.A.F., South Farnborough, Hants.
BRODETSKY, Selig M.A., B.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.A.S., A.F.R.Ae.S., F.Inst.P.; Professor of Applied Mathematics, Leeds University; b. Olviopol, Russia, 10 Feb., 1888; Teacher aerodynamics at Leeds University; past Chairman of the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club. Publicahow: " Mechanical Principals of the Aeroplane," several papers on aerodynamics. Club: Maccabmans. Add.: 3, Grosvenor Road, Headingley, Leeds. T.: Headingley 52017.
BROMET, Air Commodore Geoffrey Rhodes D.S.O., O.B.E., R.A.F. Senior Air Staffofficer, Middle East since 1933. b. Tadcaster, Yorks., 28 Aug., 1891. Educ.: Bradfield College; R. Naval Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth. Entered the R. Navy, 1904; transferred to the R.N.A.S., 1914; served at the Dardanelles 191415; in France, 191617; permanent commission, R.A.F. as Squadron Leader, 1919; promoted to Wing Commander, 1921, and to present rank, 1929; served at Malta, 192428; holds the French Legion of Honour. Add.: H.Q., R.A.F., Cairo, Egypt.
BROOKEPOPHAM, Air Marshal Sir (Henry) Robert Moore K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., A.F.C., R.A.F. Commanding Imperial Defence College since 1931; b. 18 Sept., 1878. Educ.: Haileybury; R.M.C., Sandhurst. R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. Io8. Entered Army, 1898; joined Air Battalion of R. Engineers, 1912; Major, 1915; D.A.Q.M.G., 1916; served in France with R.F.C. and R.A.F. from 191419; permanent commission R.A.F. as Group Captain, 1919; promoted Air Commodore, 1919; Director of Research, Air Ministry, 191921; in command R.A.F. Staff College, 192226; Air Officer Commanding Fighting Area, Air Defence of Great Britain, 192628; in command British Forces in Iraq, /92830; promoted present rank, 1931; holds French Legion of Honour, Russian Order of St. Stanislas. Clubs: R.A.F., Army and Navy, R. Aero. Add.: 3o, Chester Terrace, Regents Park, London, N.W.I.
BROWN, Sir Arthur Whitten K.B.E., M.I.E.E., M.Inst.M.E., M.S.A.I.E., late R.A.F. Flying a Vickers Vimy with the late Sir John Alcock, made the first transAtlantic flight, 1415 June, 1919, route covered from Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland. Club: R.A.F. Add.: 62, Wind Street, Swansea.
BROWN, George Stanley A.M.I.Ae.E., R.A.F.O.; pilot to West Australian Airways, Ltd., since 1929; b. 14 April, 1898. Educ.: Rochester Mathematical School. Learnt to fly, 1918; with Short Bros., Ltd., Rochester, 191920 served in the R.A.F. as Flying Officer, 192126; with the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate, 192627; with the Berkshire Aviation Co., Ltd., 1927; served with the R. Australian Air Force, 192729. Add.: c/o West Australian Airways, Ltd., Perth, West Australia.
BROWN, Harry Albert Chief Test Pilot A. V. Roe and Co. since 1928; b. London, II Dec., 1896. Educ.: Dulwich College and Ecole J. B. Say, Paris. Served with London Scottish, 191417; transferred to R.N.A.S.; learnt to fly, 1918; instructor, 1919; Civilian " B " Licence No. 17; pilot to A. V. Roe and Co., 1919; chief instructor Spanish Naval Air Service, 192126; chief instructor Lancs Aero Club, 192627. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Greyholme, Bolshaw Road, Handforth, Cheshire. T.: Gatley 2343.
BROWN, Keith Kendle Chief instructor Cinque Ports Flying Club since 1929; b. Melbourne, Australia, July, 1901. Educ.: Geo. Watson's College, Edinburgh. Commissioned in R.A.F., 1922; transferred to Reserve, 1927; pilot to Sky Trips, Ltd., 1928; passed Flying Instructors' Course, C.F.S. Wittering, 1928; chief instructor Nottingham Aero Club, 1929. Add.: 131, Dymchurch Road, Hythe, Kent. T.: Hythe 67263.
BROWN, Wing Commander Rolf Sanger A.F.C., R. Australian A.F.; b. Sydney, 29 Jan., 1894. Educ.: Sydney High School. Served in Egypt with the Australian Flying Corps, 1916; attached to the R.F.C., 1917; with the Australian Flying Corps in England and France, until 1919. Club: Naval and Military, Victoria Add.: No. 1 Flying Training School, R.A.A.F., Point Cooke, Victoria. T.: Williamstown 290.
BROWN, Sidney George F.R.S., M.I.M.E.; Inventor and Electrical Engineer; Managing Director S. G. Brown, Ltd.; Director and Proprietor, Telegraph Condenser Co.; b. 6 July, 1873. Educ.: Harrowgate College; University College, London. Invented the drum cable relay and electric shunt, the cable magnifying relay, the thermoelectric relay and many other electrical relays and devices; invented the Gyroscopic compass for use in ships, 1914, a Gyroscopic compass for use in aircraft, 1924; an automatic horizon, automatic helmsman, vertical gyro and gun directional compass, Brown Turn Indicator and Brown Pitch Azimuth Indicator; served on the Admiralty Ordnance Council during the War, and is a manager of the Royal Institution. Publications: Papers before the R. Society, the Physical Society, Electrical Engineers, etc. Clubs: Athenaeum, R. Automobile. Add.: Victoria Road, North Acton, W.3. T.: Acorn 2184. TA.: Sidbrownix, London.
BROWN, Wing Commander Vernon Sydney R.A.F.; Home Aircraft Depot, Henlow, since 1931; b. London, I° Jan., 1889. Educ.: Eastbourne College; Jesus College, Cambridge. Learnt to fly, 1915; served as test pilot at Central Flying School; and with squadrons in France, 191518; technical staff duties, Air Ministry, 191820; 192226, served in Egypt and Iraq; promoted to present rank, 1926; commanded at Uphavon, 192628; holds French Croix de Guerre. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Henlow Camp, Beds.
BROWN, Miss Winifred Sawley b. Brooklands, Cheshire, 26 Nov., 1899. Educ.: Broughton High School. Served during the War in the Red Cross (V.A.D.); obtained " A " Licence in 1927; winner of the King's Cup Race, 1930. Clubs: Hanworth and Lancashire Aero. Add.: " Lodore," Broughton Park, Manchester. T.: Cheetham Hill 2768.
BROWNECAVE, Air Commodore H. M. Cave(See CaveBrowneCave.)
BROWNECAVE, Wing Commander T. R. Cave(See CaveBrowneCave.)
BROWNELL, Squadron Leader Raymond James M.C., M.M., R. Australian A.F.; Director of Personal Services, R.A.A.F., since 1928; b. Hobart, Tasmania, 17 May, 1894. Educ.: Scotch College, Melbourne. Served in Gallipoli and France with the Australian Artillery, 191416 graduated as a pilot, 1916; served in France and Italy with the R.F.C. and R.A.F., 191619; entered the R. Australian A.F., 1921; instructor at No. 1 Flying Training School, R.A.A.F., 192226; appointed A.D.C. to H. E. the GovernorGeneral of Australia, 1929. Club: Naval and Military, Melbourne. Add.: 3, Harwood Street, Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria. T.: Melbourne X 1267. BRUCE, Robert Arthur O.B.E., M.Sc., M.I.C.E.; Managing Director, Westland Aircraft Works, since 1919; b. Bristol, 15 April, 1869. Has been associated with aviation since taking up position of engineermanager to the British Colonial Aeroplane Co., Bristol, in 1912; prior to War was Consulting Engineer to the Greek Government in connection with aircraft built in this country; aircraft inspector for the Admiralty until June, 1915; responsible for management of Westland Aircraft Works (branch of Petters, Ltd.), 1915; Director of Petters, Ltd., 1916. Clubs: Royal Aero, Constitutional. Add.: The Knoll, Yeovil. T.: Yeovil 49.
BRUCE, The Hon. Mrs. Victor F.R.G.S.; b. Coptfold Hall, Chelmsford. Educ.: Convent of Notre Dame de Sion, Bayswater. Made the first solo flight from England to Japan, and the first solo flight (by aeroplane and ship) round the world (19,500 miles), 1930; holds the French IndoChinese Order of the Million Elephants. Clubs: Woman's Automobile and Sports Association; Hanworth Flying. Add.: Pook's Hill, Alton Lane, Four Marks, Hants.
BRYANT, Squadron Leader Walter Edward George M. B. E., R.A.F.; Commanding R.A.F. Station Hawkinge and No. 25 (F) Squadron since 1932; h. London, 21 June, 1893. Educ.: Dulwich. Transferred to R.F.C. from Royal Fusiliers, 1015; served in France until 1918; Organisation and Operations Dept., Air Ministry, 191821; attached Japanese Air Service, Central Flying School, Tokorozawa, 192125; 192528, Chief Instructor, School of Army Cooperation; 1929, at Staff College, Andover; commanded No. 54 (F) Squadron, Hornchurch, 193031. Clubs: R.U. S. Institution, The Japan Society, National Geographic Society, Alleyn. Add.: " Clouds," Hawkinge Aerodrome, Folkestone, Kent. T.: Folkestone 2271.
BRYSON, Squadron Leader Oliver Campbell M.C., D.F.C., A.M., R.A.F.; Central Flying School since 1932; b. Worcestershire, 'Es Aug., 1896. Educ. Uppingham; Trinity College, Cambridge. Served during the War from 191519 in the R.F.C. in Egypt, France and North Russia; India, 192831. Club: R.A.F. Add.: R.A.F., Wittering, Peterborough, Northants.
BUCHANAN, John Schoular O.B.E., F.R.Ae.S., A.M.I.M.E.; Deputy Director of Technical Development, Air Ministry; b. Lancashire, Nov., 1883; late Assistant Director of Aircraft Research and Development, Air Ministry, and Superintendent of Technical Development, Farnborough. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Air Ministry, London, W.C.2. BULLOCK, Sir Christopher Llewellyn K.C.B., C.B.E., J.P.; Secretary of the Air Ministry since 1931; b. Whiston, Northants, io Nov., 1891; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 3349. Seconded from Rifle Brigade to R.F.C., 1915; Egypt, 1916; on Air Staff Air Ministry, 191718; accompanied the late Lord Thompson and Sir Samuel Hoare on tours of inspection in Egypt, Palestine and Transjordan, and Iraq, 1924 and 1925; on flights from London to Delhi and North-West Frontier, 1927; to Sudan, 1929; Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Air, 19233o. Clubs: Oxford and Cambridge, Hurlingham. Add.: 16, Gilston Road, South Kensington, London, S.W. T.: Kensington 1699.
BULMAN, Major George Purvis O.B.E., B.Sc., F.R.Ae.S.; Assistant Director of Research and Development (Engines), Air Ministry; b. Egypt, 7 April, 1892. Educ.: Bedford; Sunderland Technical College. Posted to War Office as assistant inspector A.I.D., 1915; deputy Chief Inspector (Engines), Ministry of Munitions, 1918; acting Chief Inspector, 1919; Chief Inspector, 1921; elected to Council of R. Aeronautical Society, 1930. Clubs: R.A.F. Add.: " Overstrand," St. Mary's Grove, Barnes Common, London, S.W.13. T.: Putney 2111.
BULMAN, Flight Lieut. Paul Ward Spencer M.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.O.; Technical Adviser and Chief Test Pilot to H. G. Hawker Engineering Co., Ltd.; b. Luton, 8 April, 1896; R.A.C. Av. Certif. No. 4727. Formerly test pilot at R.A.E., Farnborough, 191925; pilot of winning machine in the Daily Mail Light Aeroplane Competition, Lympne, 1926. Club: R. Aero. Add.: 34, Lovelace Gardens, Surbiton, Surrey. T.: Kingston 4248 and 1988.
BUMPUS, Major Frank Arnold Chief Engineer to, and Director of, Black• burn Aeroplane and Motor Co., Ltd.; b. Loughborough, 1886. Technical Officer, attached to R.N.A.S. and R.A.F., 191519. Club: R. Aero. Add.: Elloughton, Brough, East Yorks. T.: Brough 86.
BUNNING, James R.A.F.O.; Chief Instructor and Manager to the Norfolk and Norwich Aero Club; b. 1898. Educ.: Monmouth Grammar School. During the War, served in the Rifle Brigade, the R.F.C. and R.A.F. in France and Germany; organised and established Northampton Aero Club as Chief Flying Instructor and Manager, 1928. Add.: 5, Christchurch Road, Norwich.
BURCHALL, Lieut.Col. Harold D.S.O.; Assistant General Manager Imperial Airways, Ltd., since 1925; b. London, 25 June, 1889. Served during the War in R.F.C. and R.A.F., mentioned in despatches three times. Club: R.A.F. Add.: High Beeches, Downsway, Tadworth. T.: Burgh Heath 617.
BURCHALL, Squadron Leader Percival Russell O.B.E., R.A.F. (retd.); b. AshtonunderLyme. Educ.: Kings College, London. Joined R.F.C. 1915; served in France, 191516; commanded School of Photography, 191721; retired, 1924; joined Air Survey Co., Ltd., and now engaged in survey work in Sudan and Uganda. Club: Camera. Add.: 84, Onslow Gardens, Wallington, Surrey.
BURDETT, Group Captain Arthur B. D.S.O., R.A.F. (ret.); Secretary of the R.A.F. Club. Educ.: R.M.C., Sandhurst. Served during the War, 191418; retired from the R.A.F., 193o. Clubs: R.A.F.; Naval and Military. Add.: Netteswell House, Harlow.
BURGE, Squadron Leader Cyril Gordon O.B.E., A.R.Ae.S., R.A.F. (ret.); Managing Editor Aviation Dept., Gale and Polden, Ltd.; Editor of " The Air Annual of the British Empire " and the " Royal Air Force Quarterly "; b. Isle of Thanet, ici May, 1893. Educ.: St. Lawrence; R.M.C., Sandhurst. Served in France with the York and Lancaster Regt., 1915; transferred to the R.F.C. as observer, 1916; qualified as a pilot, 1916; since the War served in various units in the United Kingdom; personal assistant to the Chief of the Air Staff, 192627; retired from the R.A.F., 1928. Club: R. Aero. Add.: " Buttevant," Charlton Avenue, WaltononThames, Surrey.
BURGH, Squadron Leader D. H. De (See De Burgh.)
BURLING, Wing Commander Edward James Paynter D.S.C., D.F.C., A.F.C., R.A.F.; Commanding R.A.F. Station, Coastal Area, Mount Batten, since 1931; b. Cambridge, 22 Jan., 1889. Educ.: Truro College; St. John's College, Cambridge. Entered the R.N.A.S., 1915; since served continuously in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; promoted to present rank, 193o; holds the Croix de Guerre and R. Humane Society Medal. Club: R.A.F. Add.: Holgates, Isles of Scilly.
BURNETT, Air Vice-Marshal Charles Stuart C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., R.A.F.; Air Officer commanding British Forces in Iraq. b. Brown's Valley, Minnesota, U.S.A. Educ.: Bedford Grammar School. Served in the South African War, 190002; in West Africa, 190407; and during the War, 191419; in Iraq, 192o. Club: Caledonian. Add.: R.A.F., Hinaidi, Iraq. BURNEY, Commander Sir Charles Dennistoun 2nd Bt., C.M.G., R.N. (ret.); Managing Director of the Airship Guarantee Co., Ltd.; b. Bermuda, Dec., 1888; Educ.: H.M.S. Britannia. During 191114 developed seaplanes and flying boats in conjunction with Bristol Aeroplane Co.; served in the R. Navy during the years of the War; from 192330 engaged in the design and construction of Airship Rao°; M.P. for Uxbridge, 192229; took part in Air Debates in the House during that period. Publication: " World, the Air and the Future," 1929; contributed articles on aviation subjects to daily and monthly papers. Club: Marlborough. Add.: 20, Carlton House Terrace, London, S.W.r. T.: Gerrard 5684.
BURROUGHES, Hugh A.F.R.Ae.S.; Director of the Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., since 1921; b. Wiverton, 1885. Assistant Engineer R.Aircraft Factory, Farnborough, 190914; General Manager and Director Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Gnome Engine Co., Ltd., 191419. Clubs: Constitutional, R. Aero. Add.: Sidbury Lodge, Edgware, Middlesex. T.: Whitehall 4931, Edgware oo16.
BUTLER, Alan Samuel Chairman, De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., Aircraft Operating Co., Ltd.; b. Bristol, 22 Nov., 1898. Private owner of aircraft since 1919; second in King's Cup Race 1930, fastest speed for the race; competitor, 5,000 mile light plane race round Europe, 1930. Clubs: R. Aero, Bath, Guards, Pratt's, R. Thames Yacht. Add.: x6, Hyde Park Gardens, London, W.2. T.: Paddington 9276.
BUTLER, C. A. Learnt to fly, 1921 later pilot to Australian National Airways, Ltd.; made record flight from England to Australia in a Comper Swift, Nov., 1931, 9 days 2 hrs., 29 mins., beating previous record held by C. W. A. Scott by 1 hr. 42 mins.
BUTLER, Mrs. Lois Private owner of aircraft; b. Montreal, Canada. Learnt to fly 1928. Competitor in King's Cup 1928; 4th place and second fastest time 1929; flew to Cape Town as second pilot in Gloster Air Survey, 1930; Clubs: Household Brigade Flying, Bristol and Wessex Flying. Add.: 16, Hyde Park Gardens, London, W.Z. T.: Paddington 9276.
BYRON, Charles R.A.F.O.; Sales Manager in charge of civil and military sales and publicity to Westland Aircraft Works, since 1930; b. Christchurch, Hants, 18 June, 1897. Educ.: Dulwich; School of Oriental Studies. Served with the R. Dublin Fusiliers, 191517; with the R.F.C. in Egypt, Flanders and Germany, 191719; consultant for aviation and aircraft sections of the " Encyclopaedia Britannica," 14th edition; personal assistant to the Managing Director, Westland Aircraft Works, 19293o; holds pilot's " A " licence and Gliding Certificate. Club: Alleyn. Add.: Westland Aircraft Works. Yeovil, Somerset. T.: Yeovil 141, ext. 246.