Found in 151 Collections and/or Records:
Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Q - Roo., 09 Dec 1940 - 18 Mar 1958
Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Su - Th., 17 Jan 1951 - 29 Oct 1960
Prints of the flight of four flying-boats from Britain to Australia, including pictures of the officers, personnel and aircraft, and extracts from the log.
Subjects include: the Falkland Islands and the Franks Report; defence; the Horn of Africa and Aden Committee; the Trade Union Bill; South Africa; the future of Hong Kong; the report of the Civil Aviation Authority on increasing competition among British airlines.
Copies of two papers by Hooker on the historical development of gas turbines and jet propulsion, including a survey of mainly British engines, and also on "The Barnoldswick Saga", on the development of the Whittle jet engine, 1943-46.
Letter from C L Bullock (Air Ministry] to WSC reminding him, with reference to his wish to fly from Biggin Hill [Kent] to Tidworth [Hampshire] next week, that Monday is a Bank Holiday when the Air Ministry and RAF stations are closed.
Letter from Charles Mallett [Financial Secretary, War Office] to [WSC] answering a note from [WSC] on behalf of Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] concerning the Aerial Navigation Bill, offering to give any assistance [WSC] requires. Signed manuscript, annotated "thanked".
Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC concerned at the agreement with Pan-American Airways over African routes.
Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] on award of United States air ferrying contract to Pan American Airways for South Atlantic and Trans-African area.
Letter from WSC to Averell Harriman [former Special Representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, in Britain] thanking him for his government's generosity in making available 6 DC2s and 14 Lodestars for the service between Takoradi [Gold Coast, later Ghana] and Cairo [Egypt], with suggested routes for delivery of the aircraft.
Letter from WSC to Averell Harriman [former Special Representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, in Britain] thanking him for his letter on the delivery of 6 DC2s and 14 Lockheed transports for Bathurst.
Letter from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with information as requested advising that the air route between Takoradi [Gold Coast, later Ghana] and Khartoum [Sudan] should be made a permanent passage; praises Indian troops.
Letter from Wing-Commander C Erskine-Risk (Royal Aero Club, 3 Clifford Street, [London]) to WSC giving an account of the eventful flight of himself and Spenser Grey in the Circuit of Britain (King's Cup) air race, and praising Grey's performance as a pilot.
Letter from Spenser Grey (Royal Aero Club, 3 Clifford Street, [London]) to WSC on: his failure in the Circuit of Britain (King's Cup) air race, resulting from bad luck such as the breaking of his compass; the efforts of engineers from the Blackburn company and from Rolls Royce to get his aircraft ready; the effect of WSC entering an aircraft in encouraging "the vulgar rich" in Leeds [Yorkshire] and midland cities to support aviation by entering aircraft for races themselves.
Letter from [Edward Marsh] to the managing directors of the Blackburn Company and Rolls Royce Ltd conveying WSC's appreciation of the efforts of the companies' employees to prepare Spenser Grey's aircraft for the Circuit of Britain (King's Cup) air race. Carbon copy.