Post by ianmmacdonald on Oct 28, 2018 11:10:09 GMT
The remarkable late Edwardian long distance pilot, author, test pilot and aviation administrator John Grierson with his DH60G G-AAJP photographed in July 1933 before the flight to Iceland. A decade later he would be test flying the Gloster E28/39. Central Press Association photos 783847 (20JUL33) and 784939 (14AUG33).
Last Edit: Oct 28, 2018 11:12:00 GMT by ianmmacdonald: Apologies for the small images, the forum system reduces 8 X 10s to thumbnail size - Ian
Yes. This is what's on my database concerning the gentleman. GRIERSON P/O John RAF Farnborough, Hants; posted 11 Sqn, Risalpur, India 10/30; Carse, Kircudbright [10/32] [based Brooklands]; c/o Royal Aero Club [based Rochester 7/34]; Richmond, Surrey [1/35] b.2.1.1909 [Liverpool] Flt to Karachi, India 10/30 [G-AAJP] Ret flt [G-AAJP], dep Karachi 24.5.31, arr Lympne 28.5.31 Flt [G-AAJP] England-Baghdad & return 8.31 [passenger Grp Capt [Padre] MacHardy] Baltic flt [G-AAJP] 7.32 to Kauhava, Finland & return Dep Lympne 2.9.32 [G-AAJP] for Minsk, Moscow, Samarkand 27.9.32; Moscow 30.9.32; Brooklands 5.10.32 Dep Brough 5.8.33 [G-AAJP s/p] for Greenland/New York to test wireless homing device; flt abandoned Reykjavik 20.8.33 when capsized on t/o. European tour [G-AAJP]; dep Brooklands 27.1.34 to demo Marconi homing device; ret late 2.34 Dep Rochester 20.7.34 for Ottawa [G-ACRK]; dgd in collision with boat oto Reykjavik; rep'd & recommenced 21.8.34; arr Ottawa 30.8.34; to land u/c; arr New York 11.9.34 [Art - Flight 19.3.36] All acft for sale 10/34; on "giving up flying" To DH.83 pilot PSIOW Aviation Ltd 4/36 To Directorate of Operational Services & Intelligence, Air Ministry .37 Appt test pilot Hawker Siddeley Aircraft, Brooklands 1/39 Flt Supt United Whalers Ltd 1/46-5/47 Books: Through Russia by Air ; High Failure ; Jet Flight ; Sir Hubert Wilkins ; Challenge to the Poles ; I Remember Lindbergh  DH.60G G-AAJP R8.30 “Rouge et Noir"; [Op KCAR 7/32]; for sale 10/34; sold E Malcolm 2/35 Comper Swift Demo tour Europe 12/31 DH.83 G-ACRK R10.7.34; C11.7.34 “Robert Bruce”; cx/sold 5/35 – to VH-UBB 10/35 BK Swallow G-ACTP Op Devon Air Race 7/37