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Greenhalgh, Judge, Copland, Fairlie
This picture was taken at Old Warden in ???? and shows four of the six 1936 British Wakefield Team
Maidenhead Model Makers Club
Where it all began for me! 'The Commander' delivered a lecture to the members. On view are Pavely's 1938 Compressed Air model - 'Ayesha', R N Bullock's 1938 'Streamliner', Twining's 1908 'A'-Frame Pusher and David Stanger's 1905 designed 4-Cylinder Petrol Engine. This was the first petrol engine to fly a model aircraft in Britain in 1908 - and possible in the world.
Greenhalgh and Boreham
The model on the ground on the right is C A Rippon's 'Pioneer' - Possibly using one of the first Compression Ignition engines. The centre model is AG's own design that is powered by a Taplin Twin (and in my care) The 'A' Frame being held by Frances Boreham is that from 1920 by Pavely. I fly this occasionally. I believe that Boreham was an AID Inspector who was known for his rotating wing models and his work with the aircraft used in the film "The Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines"
Bristol Club - 1913
W A Smallcombe started his modelling life in Bristol at this time.
S.M.A.E. Wimbledon Common
A poor photograph but here are B K. Johnson, D. A. Pavely, Evans, F de P Green, R. N. Bullock and D. A. P. Thurston all in one group!
Alwyn Greenhalgh 1934
'The Commander' must have been about 9 years old when this was taken. The model looks very similar to his 'Conquest' that he flew in the Wakefield competition in 1936
Reading Club 1928
W A Smallcombe, designer of 'The Rook' was one of the most important members of this club. At one time he was the Curator of Reading Museum!
W A Smallcombe's 'Rook' of 1914
An interesting machine with feather like wing tips and an adjustable tailplane. I still have the restored original model.
Smallcombe 1935 Petrol Model
Taken at the Reading Club
Smallcombe 1937 Petrol Model
Also taken at Reading
Wimbledon Common 1924
From Left - D A Pavely, F de P Green, Pavely's brother, Unknown, Houlberg. All with Compressed Air driven machines.
Sudbury - 1924
Messers Evans, F de P Green, Bullock and Johnson are all in this picture.
May 17th. A F Houlberg weighs C A Rippon's Pusher. Hersom next in line
The Lancashire Club - 1934
Left to Right are Greenhalgh Senior, Alwyn Greenhalgh, Kenworthy and Barnes