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Early Aviators - 451 to 500

Holders of RAeC Aviators Certificates 451 through 500

451 Lt. Wilfrid Picton-Warlow
    Gained Certificate on 1 April 1913. (1888–1914) Served with the Royal Flying Corps, killed in a flying accident on 20 December 1914 in a Blériot while returning home on leave from France to England.
     
452 Arthur B. Ashford Thomson
    Gained Certificate on 1 April 1913.
     
453 Engine Room Artificer Herbert Hackney RN
    Gained Certificate on 31 March 1913.
     
454 Capt. G. W. Vivian RN
    Gained Certificate on 31 March 1913.
     
455 Leading Seaman G. R. Athlon
    Gained Certificate on 1 April 1913.
     
456 Sgt. H. C. Wright RFC
    Gained Certificate on 1 April 1913.
     
457 Lt. T. W. Mulcahy-Morgim, Royal Irish Fusiliers
    Gained Certificate on 12 April 1913.
     
458 J. H. A. Landon
    Gained Certificate on 12 April 1913.
     
459 J. H. G. Torr
    Gained Certificate on 17 April 1913.
     
460 Sub-Lt. R. E. C. Peirse RNVR
    Gained Certificate on 22 April 1913. Later air chief marshal.
     
461 2nd Lt. V. Waterfall, East Yorks Regt.
    Gained Certificate on 22 April 1913.
     
462 Richard Norton Wight
    Gained Certificate on 22 April 1913. R.N.Wight, flying an Avro Tractor Biplane for the first time, crashed following a side-slip while doing a circuit at Shoreham Aerodrome. Wight survived the crash but was unable to free himself from the wreckage before the fuel from the ruptured fuel tank caught fire; those on the scene pulled him free, but he subsequently died "from the effects of the fire".
     
463 2nd Lt. W. R. Read, KDG
    Gained Certificate on 12 Apr 1913.
     
464 Sgt. Harold Victor Robbins
    Gained Certificate on 22 April 1913.
     
465 Shipwright D. Shaw RN
    Gained Certificate on 23 April 1913.
     
466 H. C. Tower
    Gained Certificate on 23 April 1913.
     
467 Sgt. William Robert Bruce
    Gained Certificate on 23 April 1913.
     
468 Com. Francis Rowland Scarlett RN
    Gained Certificate on 24 April 1913. First commandant of the RAF's No. 1 School of Technical Training
     
469 Lt. Francis John Leslie Cogan RFA
    Gained Certificate on 30 April 1913.
     
470 2nd Lt. Roger Marshall RFA (Reserve)
    Gained Certificate on 30 April 1913.
     
471 2nd Lt. Montagu Reaney Chidson RGA
    Gained Certificate on 30 April 1913.
     
472 2nd Lt. Cyril Cordon Hosking RFA
    Gained Certificate on 30 April 1913.
     
473 Harry Stewart
    Gained Certificate on 30 April 1913.
     
474 Thomas Alfred Rainey
    Gained Certificate on 30 May 1913.
     
475 Sgt. John Mead
    Gained Certificate on 30 May 1913.
     
476 Laurance Hugh Strain
    Gained Certificate on 30 May 1913.
     
477 Frank George Andreae
    Gained Certificate on 5 May 1913.
     
478 Major Neville John Gordon Cameron, Cameron Highlanders
    Gained Certificate on 6 May 1913.
     
479 Lt. Ulick John Deane Bourke, 52nd Light Infantry
    Gained Certificate on 9 May 1913.
     
480 John George Barron
    Gained Certificate on 10 May 1913.
     
481 Lt. Francis George Brodribb RN
    Gained Certificate on 13 May 1913. Died in 1958 after being trapped in a machine in his laundry.
     
482 Robert Arthur King
    Gained Certificate on 16 May 1913.
     
483 Lt. William Gore Sutherland Mitchell, 1st Highland Light Infantry
    Gained Certificate on 17 May 1913. Became Air Chief Marshal and was the first RAF officer to hold the post of Black Rod.
     
484 Major George Charleton Merrick RGA
    Gained Certificate on 17 May 1913. Major Merrick was flying a Short Biplane at the Central Flying School, Upavon, on 3 October 1913. When at a height of about 300 ft. he was observed to be descending at a very steep angle. Shortly after this, he fell out and was killed. The aircraft turned on its back and landed gently. Accident Report No. 18 considered that the accident was "due primarily to the pilot forcing the aircraft down at too steep an angle, resulting in his falling forward on his control and accentuating the steepness of the descent." It also drew attention to the fact that the pilot was not strapped in and thought it was "quite possible that, in this particular instance, had he been so, the accident might have been averted."
     
485 Rene Louis Desoutter
    Gained Certificate on 19 May 1913. Brother of Marcel Desoutter
     
486 Lt. Greville Edward Gordon McClellan, Worcestershire Regiment
    Gained Certificate on 20 May 1913.
     
487 Manuel Zubiaga
    Gained Certificate on 20 May 1913.
     
488 Tone Hippolyte Bayetto
    Gained Certificate on 22 May 1913. (1892–1918) Blériot Monoplane at the Grahame-White School, Hendon. An engineer who later joined the Royal Flying Corps as a Sergeant pilot, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1916. Injured when his Sopwith Pup was shot down by enemy aircraft and badly injured returned to England in 1917. Back on flying duties he was killed on 28 July 1918 when the wings of his Sopwith Dolphin E4449 folded back and it dived into the ground from 200 feet.
     
489 Shipwright Charles Victor Lacey RN
    Gained Certificate on 23 May 1913.
     
490 Staff-Surgeon Hardy Vesey Wells RN
    Gained Certificate on 24 May 1913.
     
491 Richard Orr Paterson
    Gained Certificate on 24 May 1913.
     
492 Lt. Paul Augustine Broder, 5th Worcestershire Regiment
    Gained Certificate on 26 May 1913.
     
493 Pierre Gandillon
    Gained Certificate on 26 May 1913.
     
494 Lt. William Charles Hicks RN
    Gained Certificate on 27 May 1913.
     
495 Lt. Gordon Adams, South Lancashire Regt.
    Gained Certificate on 29 May 1913.
     
496 2nd Lt. A. A. Allen Knight, Royal Munster Fusiliers
    Gained Certificate on 29 May 1913.
     
497 Capt. Francis Stuart Wilson RM
    Gained Certificate on 29 May 1913.
     
498 Lt. Ambrose Gratton Power, Royal Munster Fusiliers
    Gained Certificate on 2 June 1913.
     
499 Lt. Malcolm Wallace Duncan RA
    Gained Certificate on 2 June 1913.
     
500 Assistant-Paymaster Charles Robert Finch Noyes RN
    Gained Certificate on 29 May 1913.

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