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Theodore John Ridge

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Theodore John Ridge (1875-1911), Early aviator.

1875 Born in Enfield the son of John James Ridge, a Doctor, and his wife Harriet Newsome Williams/

Assistant Superintendant of the Royal Aircraft Factory

1911 Listed as Assistant Superintendent Balloon Factory. Age 35 born Enfield.[1]

1911. Killed on the 18th of August 1911 when testing an experimental de Havilland machine from the Army Balloon Factory

He was replaced as Superintendant by S. Heckstall-Smith

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  • The History of British Aviation 1908-14 by R. Dallas Brett. Published c1930.