Donald Stevenson's Autograph Album of Aviators Page 2
Sydney Pickles. He was chief test pilot for Short Brothers, the Blackburn Aeroplane Co, and the Fairey Aviation Co. A fascinating history.
Pierre Verrier appears to have been well known but not too much information.
Hamel again. On right - A wonderful poem written after Hamel's death.
Not able to decipher - but beautiful signatures.
Lieutenant Lawrence Arthur Wingfield MC DFC (1898-1989) served as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) during the First World War. He was captured on 1 July 1916 and was a prisoner of war until October 1917 when he successfully escaped from Strohen Camp. As a result of his escape he worked as a lecturer on escape techniques for MI9 during the Second World War.
Winnie Buller appears to have been a Lady Test Pilot.
Not sure of autograph. Is that B C Hucks in the photo?
No information discovered.
Here is Lieut Lawrence Arthur Wingfield MC DFC when he was a prisoner.
I believe this is Samuel Brealy. And this to be Frank Courtney! He appears to have written a book - 'Flight Path' by Frank T Courtney?
I cannot discover anything definite about these.
J M R Cripps gets a mention somewhere in this article!
- But this may help! Marcus D Manton? He could certainly fly!
Nothing known of these aviators
Julius Nardine (?) and I wonder who she was!
Louis Noel was very famous. He also instructed at the Grahame-White school!
Gustav Hamel. A famous early aviator who disappeared while flying over the English Channel
Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais was particularly known for long distance flights.
The pilot is Tone Hippolyte Bayetto(?)
Wilfred Parke. He died within a month of this signature. Famous as the first person to recover an aircraft from a spin by deliberate action. The Spin was then known as 'Parke's Dive'.
I'm unable to decipher the other signature.