Friday, December 1, 2017

Chaplin on a Fokker -- December 1, 2017

Flight, 08-July-1920
On 03-July-1920, the Royal Air Force held a pageant at Hendon, to raise funds for the RAF Memorial Fund.  The photos and the excerpt are from the 08-July-1920 Flight Magazine.  Note the outline of Charlie Chaplin on Longton's Fokker D.VII.

Next came a realistic aerial combat between Flight-Lieut. F. T. Williams, M>B>E (3 Huns) on a Martinsyde and Flight-Lieut. W. H. Longton, D.F.C, A.F.C. (16 Huns, 1 balloon), on a Fokker D.VII.  These two executed every possible kind of manoeuvre to obtain a position of advantage over the other, to the accompaniment of frequent papapaps from their machine guns and we must say that the "Hun" certainly put up a magnificent "defence." 

Flight, 08-July-1920

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