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Horace Albert Miles

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1899 Born in Waterlooville Hants[1]

1915 Entered Portsmouth Dockyard as electrical fitter apprentice

1917 Transferred to shipwrights apprentice

Approximately 10 months service at the Admiralty Experiment Works as well as attending college.

1919-20 Portsmouth Technical College

1920 Joined Royal Naval College, Greenwich taking the course for Assitant Const....

1923 Graduate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, at Royal Naval College, Greenwich[2]

1928 With Basil B. Henderson formed the Hendy Aircraft Company[3].

1929 Patent by Winfred Stanley Henderson and Basil Balfour Henderson trading as Hendy Aircraft Co and Horace Albert Miles, all of Shoreham Aerodrome, Shoreham-by-Sea, on improvements in construction of aeroplane wings or tailplanes.

1936 Horace Albert Miles lived in Thornbury, Bristol[4]

1939 Horace A Miles, aeroplane designer, (b 12 Aug 1899) lived in Portsmouth with Lucy L Miles (b Jun 1899)[5]

1952 Died in Havant[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical engineer records
  2. Mechanical engineer records
  3. Flight, 25 November 1995, [1]
  4. Electoral register
  5. 1939 register
  6. national probate calendar