Monday, August 27, 2007

Central Flying School

6th Course - May-August, 1914 (Click on the picture to enlarge)

Herry taught me how to set my digital camera to 'Macro' to rephotograph old pictures, probably producing a better copy than a scanner would. The picture above is an interesting one, showing a group of First World War (British) airmen. My father-in-law is the tall navy fellow in the back row. I've carefully..painstakingly...copied all the names. I had to use a magnifying glass because the ancient typewriter used to caption the original produced a faded, uneven and difficult-to-read list. My list is accurate though - I'm fairly proud of that.

Back Row (left to right): Capt. T.H.C. Frankland, Lt. D.S. Crosbie, Lt. C.G.G. Bayly, Sub.Lt. F.M. Barr, Lt. Lord G. Wellesley, 2Lt. F.P. Adams, Lt. E.C. Emmett, 2Lt. L.A. Strange.

Row 2 (numbered from top, left to right): Capt. A.B. Burdett, Capt. C.F. de S. Murphy, 2Lt. A.L. Russell, 2Lt. R.A. Payze, Lt. K.R. Van der Spuy, Lt. P.A. Broder, Sub-Lt. J.M.R. Cripps, 2Lt. S.P. Cockerell, Sub-Lt. H.G. Wanklyn, Capt. D. Le G. Pitcher.

Row 3: Lt. G.S. Creed, 2Lt. A.A.B. Thomson, Lt. C.A.G.L.H. Farie, Lt. G.L. Cruikshank, Lt. G.W.W. Hooper, 2Lt. C.E.C. Rabagliati, Sub-Lt. L. Tomkinson, Lt. B.H. Turner, Lt. T.L.S. Holbrow, 2Lt. G.J. Malcolm, Lt. A.S. Barratt.

Row 4: Capt. T.I. Webb-Bowen, Lt. R.H. Verney, Lt. V.S.E. Lindop, Capt. G.H. Cox, Lt. F.B. Binney, Capt. A. Ross-Hume, Lt. I.M. Bonham-Carter, Capt. G.P. Wallace, Mr. G. Dobson, B.A., Lt. E.F. Chinnery, Asst. Paymr. J.H. Lidderdale, Major Sir B. Leighton, Bt., Lt. G.R. Bromet.

Front Row: Capt. E.G.R. Lithgow, Fl-Lt. B.E.C. Peirse, Capt. A.C.H. MacLean, Fl-Lt. A.B. Gaskell, Major H.J. de Lotbiniere, Capt. G.M. Paine, C.B., M.V.O., Major H.M. Trenchard, C.B., D.S.O., Squ-Comdr. P.A. Shepherd, Capt. A.G. Board, Fl-Lt. C.D. Breese, Lt. E.L. Conran.

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At 1:36 PM, Blogger Jan said...

Hello Susan
Ive not been blogging for a while but good to be back. Hope all well with you and yours.

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Herry said...

love this photo - and thanks for the credit. But I discovered a Japanese photographer pm F;ickt who uses film and then scans at a very high resolution to get results like this....

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Tom P. said...

I wonder how many of these fine young men survived the war.


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