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Breaking the Sound Barrier
The term ‘Mach number’ is named after the Austrian physicist, Ernst Mach (1838-1916). When an aircraft flies supersonically it produces ...
Chilbolton Airfield - Aerial View and Map
Chilbolton Airfield - Chronology of Dates
1938 Private airstrip for Mr. Freddie Cameron (farmer). 1938 Initially planned as a medium bomber station but Benson chosen instead. Subsequently selected as ...
H A Fenton - Chilbolton Airfield Memoir
AQUARIUS 'The Man Who Holds The Watering Pot' - a flying memoir 1928 - 1945 by Air Cdre H A Fenton CBE DSO DFC BA AFRAeS - chapter Six 'Battle of Britain, 1940-41'
Sound Barrier - The Cast List
Name Role Sir David Lean, CBE (1908 – 1991) Director & Producer Norman Spencer Co-Producer Sir Terence Rattigan, CBE (1911-1977) Screenplay Ann Todd (1907-1993) Susan Garthwaite Anthony Snell Peter Makepeace Denholm Elliot ...
Sound Barrier – Prometheus VV119
By 1946 Britain’s lead in jet-fighter design had been challenged by developments in the USA and the RAF had rejected ...
Sound Barrier – Three in Search of Adventure
“One day last year, David Lean was reading his evening newspaper. On the front page there was a story about ...
Test Pilots - David William Morgan
David William Morgan MBE (15th April 1923 – 3rd February 2004) was one of the last members of that generation ...
Test Pilots - Gordon Joseph Horne
Gordon Joseph “Chunky” Horne (June 1926 – 8th September 1998) was the son of a Police Constable in the City ...
Test Pilots - J W Charles Judge
J W Charles ‘Pee-wee’ Judge (1922 – 1970) started his aviation career with the Royal Air Force, flying Hurricanes and ...
Test Pilots - Jeffrey Kindersley Quill
Jeffrey Kindersley Quill (1st February 1913 – 20th February 1996) was educated at Lancing College. At the age of 18, ...
Test Pilots - Leslie Robert Colquhoun
Flight Lieutenant Leslie Robert Colquhoun DFC GM DFM (15th March 1921 – 19th July 2001) was a RAF photographic reconnaissance ...
Test Pilots - Michael John Lithgow
Michael John “Mike” Lithgow, OBE (30 August 1920 – 22 October 1963) was educated at Cheltenham College. He joined the ...
Vickers Supermarine at Chilbolton Airfield
Left to Right Jeffrey Quill, Joe Smith (Chief Designer of Supermarine), Mike Lithgow, S P Woodley (Superintendent of Supermarine Works), Les ...
Abbots Mitre - Save Our Pub (2013 - 2014)
Brief History of Shops and Traders in Wherwell
Vine Cottage Fullerton