Test Pilots of A.V. Roe & Co Ltd - S.A. 'Bill' Thorn

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Test Pilots of A.V. Roe & Co Ltd - S.A. 'Bill' Thorn

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Covers biography of Boll Thorn early life and taking a short service commission in the Royal Air Force in September 1922 and learning to fly and posting to 17 Squadron at RAF Hawkinge.= and eventually to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough where he started testing. Relates his flying activities in the 1930s. He started working at A V Roe in 1933. Continues with testing activities on Anson, Manchester, Lancaster, York, Lincoln, Lancastrian and Tudor. Concludes with crash of Tudor in which he and Roy Chadwick were killed.

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25 b/w photocopied sheets

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IBCC Digital Archive

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P V Clegg, “Test Pilots of A.V. Roe & Co Ltd - S.A. 'Bill' Thorn,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31059.

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