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A Moment of Triumph by Gerald Coulson. (Y)


A Moment of Triumph by Gerald Coulson. (Y)

On the afternoon of Sunday, 13th September 1931, Flt. Lt J N Bootham, RAF, in a Southampton-built S6B seaplane, tore through the skies over the Solent to average 340.08mph round a 217-mile course. This fly-over was sufficient for Great Britain to gain the Schneider Trophy outright since it meant that the event had been won on three consecutive occasions. That it nearly didnt happen is part of the history of British Aviation, only timely sponsorship saving the whole Supermarine programme. So ended an era in aviation history which, with hindsight, proved so important for the free world as it was from this remarkably-advanced design of airframe and engine that R J Mitchells most famous aircraft of all time, the Spitfire, was developed. Without the advances brought on by the development of the Supermarine racing seaplanes, it is doubtful that the technology required for the Spitfire would have been so readily available. The Merlin and Griffon engines from Rolls Royce were also part of this programme. These were to be the mainstay of the British Aircraft Industry during World War II and become a legend in their own right. A replica of the aircraft which went on to set world air speed records can be seen in the Southampton Hall of Aviation, together with the legendary Spitfire. The Schneider Trophy was won outright by Great Britain on September 13th 1931. Flight Lieutenant J N Boothman flying S6B S1595, completed the seven laps at an average speed of 340.08mph. Fg Off Leonard Snaith and Flt Lt Freddy Long were the first and second reserve pilots of the 1931 GB Schneider Trophy team, behind J N Boothman.
Item Code : DHM2510YA Moment of Triumph by Gerald Coulson. (Y) - This Edition
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Aviation History Timeline : 25th February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25February1918Johann Frint, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day
25February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. A. Stanley of 64 Squadron, was Killed.
25February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. B. M. Mansfield of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
25February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. A. Alexander of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
25February1944Oberleutnant Josef Remberg of 2.(F)/Aufklrungs-Gruppe 11 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25February1944Siegfried Schnell, a WW2 Ace with 93.00 victories, died on this day
25February1945 Billy Clemmons of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Carl Payne of 4th Fighter Group, 334th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Cummings of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Cummings of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Menegay of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Penn of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 John O'Neil of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Milliard Anderson of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262

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