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Photograph - Two-Way Crossing of Atlantic, 1952 Image Reg. No: MM 90403

Summary:
Black and white photograph showing DA Watson, Chief Test Navigator; RP Beamont, Chief Test Pilot and Mr P Hillwood, Test Pilot, who flew the two-way record crossing of the Atlantic in a Canberra jet aircraft built by English Electric Company Limited, 26 August 1952.
Description:
Black and white photograph, with typewritten inscription on the reverse.
Description Of Content:
Three men dressed in uniform, standing side by side.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer (Possible) from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 213 mm (Width), 158 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, military aircraft, pioneer air flights
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Pioneering Flights
Tertiary Classification: aviators
Original Caption: TWO-WAY RECORD CROSSING OF THE ATLANTIC - 26TH AUGUST, 1952.
Inscriptions: Reverse, typewritten: "TWO-WAY RECORD CROSSING OF THE ATLANTIC - 26TH AUGUST, 1952. / Arrival back at Aldergrove, Northern Ireland - the crew / of the record-breaking "English Electric" Canberra. / From left to Right: Mr. D.A. Watson, Chief Test / Navigator, Mr. R.P. Beamont, Chief Test Pilot, and / Mr. P. Hillwood, Test Pilot, all of the English Electric / Company Limited."
Model Name/Number: Canberra
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Aldergrove, England, Great Britain, 26 Aug 1952

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