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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 00:28   #1 (permalink)
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Aviators Extraordinary

Aviators Extraordinary

British TPs and FTEs were photographed at a recent reunion by the Editor of the Aeroplane magazine and published in the August 06 issue.

The 59 ageing aviators photographed have made enormous contributions to aircraft development and safety. The numbers would have been more than doubled but for the sacrifices made by so many of their compatriots when flight testing to and beyond the limits.

Can anyone provide names to the 25 in the back row and the 34 in the front row ?
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I would be interested to see the photograph, and also a list of the names if you receive a response.

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Sad to hear that Dickie Martin who is in the picture mentioned above (he is the chap with the eye patch) passed away recently. I worked with him for a number of years. A true aviator.
God bless you Dickie.

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Aviators Extraordinary

British TPs and FTEs were photographed at a recent reunion by the Editor of the Aeroplane magazine and published in the August 06 issue.

The 59 ageing aviators photographed have made enormous contributions to aircraft development and safety. The numbers would have been more than doubled but for the sacrifices made by so many of their compatriots when flight testing to and beyond the limits.

Can anyone provide names to the 25 in the back row and the 34 in the front row ?

I too would like to see the phot. Is it in the Aeroplane mag? In the UK the tp/fte list is slowly but steadily reducing....
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Ken Wallis and Dickie Martin



Reid Simpson Pass Farley
Wallis Martin Blackman Pass Henley
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Excuse my ignorance - is Ken Wallis the gentleman who holds records for flights in his own design Gyrocopter(?) which featured in an early James Bond film? Whether he is or not it is good to see such a collection of vintage aviators!
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Old 30th Oct 2006, 21:41   #7 (permalink)

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Yes, that is the man
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Thanks for the close up photo of Dickie.
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A few more names

A few more names to that photo in Aeroplane, August 2006:-

Rear Row, counting from the left: 1) David Lockspeiser, 3) Neville Duke, 7) George Aird

Front Row, counting from the left: 7) Mike Goodfellow, 9) Des Penrose, 12) Winkle Brown
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I'm not quite sure I'm in the right place, but here goes.
Saw the picture of Dicky Martin and thought you might like to know (possibly do know already) that there is a Memorial Service being held for him in Cheltenham College Chapel on Sunday 26th November at 2.00pm.

Similarly (you may well already be aware) that John Charnley, ex RAE Farnborough, Martlesham Heath and Bedford is giving a lecture on 'The Contribution of RAE to All-Weather Landing' to the Farnborough Branch of the RAeS on Tuesday 5th December at 7.30. It may be of interest to those of you nostalgic for the RAE of the 50s and 60s.
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Thankful to have some responses to my efforts to name the 59 superb aviators in the photo taken recently at Popham airfield on the occasion of a reunion of TPs and FTEs.

Dick Richardson, Popham airfield manager, has provided a listing of attendees of the reunion dinner. I have undertaken the task of identifying each of the 59 for posterity.
Sadly the suriving numbers are dwindling but "We Will Remember Them"

The photo is very wide angle to cover the two rows but resolution is high as indicated by the above extracts. Will chop the photo in half and rediscover the method for posting photos. There are 25 in the back row and 34 in front.

Watch this space for a listing of the male attendees.
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I do realise that you volunteered to undertake a huge task but wonder if you have any results to share with us yet.
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Here are my observations on the line up of TP,s at the reunion

Test Pilot Reunion

Back Row L-R
David Lockspeiser,Geoff Worrall, Neville Duke,?, Bob Thompson, ?,George Aird,?,Brian Wilby,??,?,?,?,?,?,?,Duncan Simpson,Alistair Christie,John Farley,Chris Roberts,Eric Brown,Roy Rafdord,?,?

Front Row L-R
?,John Fairey,Alan Smith,Sox Hosegood,Mike Oliver,?,Mike Goodfellow, ?,Jimmy Dell, ?,?,?,?,Brian Powell,Malcom Muir, John Allam, ?,Harry Rayner, ?,Peter Baker, ?,?,Peter Ayerst, Ken Wallis,Dickie Martin, Tony Blackman,Desmond Penrose, Peter Henley, Tommy Thompson,Sir David Evans,?,Roger Topp,Jack Sherburn,Alex Henshaw


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A few ? removed

Back Row L-R
David Lockspeiser,Geoff Worrall, Neville Duke,?, Bob Thompson, ?,George Aird,?,Brian Wilby,?,Dave Southwood, Clive Rustin?,?,Sir Charles Masefield,?,Jock Reid,Duncan Simpson,Alistair Christie,John Farley,Chris Roberts,Eric Brown,Roy Radford,?,?

Front Row L-R
Roy Moxam,John Fairey,Alan Smith,Sox Hosegood,Mike Oliver,Vic Lockwood,Mike Goodfellow, ?,Jimmy Dell, ?,?,?,Len Houston,Brian Powell,Malcom Muir, John Allam, Dick Whittington,Harry Rayner, ?,Peter Baker,Geoff Cairns,?,Peter Ayerst, Ken Wallis,Dickie Martin, Tony Blackman,Desmond Penrose, Peter Henley, Tommy Thompson,Sir David Evans,Reggie Spiers,Roger Topp,Jack Sherburn,Alex Henshaw

14 to go!
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Rear row, last but one on the right - Mike Brooke
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Old 18th Feb 2007, 05:32   #17 (permalink)
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Further help needed to name the unknowns.

POPHAM TEST PILOTS' GROUP PHOTO
as of 18 Feb 07

REAR ROW FROM LEFT
1 DAVID LOCKSPEISER
2 GEOFF WORRALL
3 NEVILLE DUKE No 4 Course ETPS 1946
4
5 BOB THOMPSON
6
7 GEORGE AIRD
8
9 BRIAN WILBY
10
11 DAVE SOUTHWOOD 44 ETPS 1985
12 CLIVE RUSTIN 20 ETPS 1961
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14
15 SIR CHARKES MASEFIELD
16
17 JACK REID
18 DUNCAN SIMPSON 45 ETPS 1986
19 ALISTAIR CHRISTIE 14 ETPS 1955
20 JOHN FARLEY 22 ETPS 1963
21 CHRIS ROBERTS 36 ETPS 1977
22 ERIC BROWN
23 ROY RADFORD 18 ETPS 1959
24 MIKE BROOKE 34 ETPS 1975
25


FRONT ROW FROM LEFT
1 ROY MOXAM 18 ETPS 1959
2 JOHN FAIRLEY
3 ALAN SMITH
4 SOX HOSEGOOD
5 MIKE OLIVER
6 VIC LOCKWOOD 34 ETPS 1975
7 MIKE GOODFELLOW 16 ETPS 1957
8
9 JIMMY DELL
10
11
12
13 LEN HOUSTON
14 BRIAN POWELL
15 MALCOM MUIR
16 JOHN ALLUM
17 DICK WHITTINGTON 9 ETPS 1950
18 HARRY RAYNER
19
20 PETER BAKER 12 ETPS 1953
21 GEOFF CAIRNS
22
23 PETER AYERST
24 KEN WALLIS
25 DICKIE MARTIN 4 ETPS 1946
26 TONY BLACKMAN 13 ETPS 1954
27 DESMOND PENROSE 17 ETPS 1958
28 PETER HENLEY
29 TOMMY THOMPSON 25 ETPS 1966
30 SIR DAVID EVANS
31 REGGIE SPIERS 14 ETPS 1955
32 ROGER TOPP 10 ETPS 1951
33 JACK SHERBURN
34 ALEX HENSHAW
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18 DUNCAN SIMPSON 45 ETPS 1986
Is that the same Duncan Simpson that was CTP of the Kingston Division of HSA from 1970 to 1978?
If so, I suggest the ETPS Course No. and date is a mistake.
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One correction and one addition..

No. 24 is W.J. (Tone) Hancock
No. 25 is Ralph Kohn

Yes that is THE Duncan Simpson so the EPTS info is wrong!..

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After correcting a few spelling errors and checking of ETPS details I believe this is now the best list we have so far. If anybody can spot errors of fill in blanks please do so

REAR ROW FROM LEFT

1 DAVID LOCKSPEISER
2 GEOFF WORRALL
3 NEVILLE DUKE No 4 Course ETPS 1946
4
5 BOB THOMPSON
6
7 GEORGE AIRD
8
9 BRIAN WILBY
10
11 DAVE SOUTHWOOD 44 ETPS 1985
12 CLIVE RUSTIN 20 ETPS 1961
13
14
15 SIR CHARLES MASEFIELD
16
17 JOCK REID 30 ETPS 1971
18 DUNCAN SIMPSON
19 ALISTAIR CHRISTIE 14 ETPS 1955
20 JOHN FARLEY 22 ETPS 1963
21 CHRIS ROBERTS 36 ETPS 1977
22 ERIC BROWN
23 ROY RADFORD 18 ETPS 1959
24 W.J. HANCOCK
25 RALPH KOHN


FRONT ROW FROM LEFT

1 ROY MOXAM 18 ETPS 1959
2 JOHN FAIREY
3 ALAN SMITH
4 SOX HOSEGOOD
5 MIKE OLIVER
6 VIC LOCKWOOD 34 ETPS 1975
7 MIKE GOODFELLOW 16 ETPS 1957
8
9 JIMMY DELL
10
11
12
13 LEN HOUSTON
14 BRIAN POWELL
15 MALCOM MUIR
16 JOHN ALLAM
17 DICK WHITTINGTON 9 ETPS 1950
18 HARRY RAYNER
19
20 PETER BAKER 12 ETPS 1953
21 GEOFF CAIRNS 15 ETPS 1956
22
23 PETER AYERST
24 KEN WALLIS
25 DICKIE MARTIN 4 ETPS 1946
26 TONY BLACKMAN 13 ETPS 1954
27 DESMOND PENROSE 17 ETPS 1958
28 PETER HENLEY
29 TOMMY THOMPSON
30 SIR DAVID EVANS
31 REGGIE SPIERS 14 ETPS 1955
32 ROGER TOPP 10 ETPS 1951
33 JACK SHERBURN
34 ALEX HENSHAW

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