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Brackley, Herbert George (1894–1948), air force officer and airline executive, was born in Islington, London, on 4 October 1894, the second of the seven children of George Herbert Brackley, a master tailor, and his wife, Lilian Sarah Partridge. The family later moved to ...

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Cayzer, (Michael) Anthony Rathborne (1920–1990), shipowner and aviation company executive, was born on 28 May 1920 at Tylney Hall, Rotherwick, Hampshire, the second son in the family of two sons and two daughters of Major Herbert Robin Cayzer, first Baron Rotherwick [see under...

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Critchley, Alfred Cecil (1890–1963), greyhound racing promoter and aviation administrator, was born at Stapleton ranch, near Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the first of the two sons of Oswald Assheton Critchley (d. 1935), ranch owner, and his first wife, Maria Cecil, née Newbolt (...

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Cunningham, John [Cats-Eyes Cunningham] (1917–2002), aviator and businessman, was born on 27 July 1917 at Canley, 17 Castlemaine Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, the elder son and third of the four children of Arthur Gillespie Cunningham (d. 1930), company secretary of the Dunlop Rubber Company...

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D'Erlanger, Sir Gerard John Regis Leo (1906–1962), airline company director and financier, was born at Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, on 1 June 1906. He was the only son and the elder of the two children of Baron Emile Beaumont D'Erlanger (1866–1939), international banker and chairman of ...

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D'Erlanger, Leo Frederic Alfred (1898–1978), merchant banker and air transport promoter, was born on 2 July 1898 at 6 Hamilton Place, London, the elder of the two children of Baron François Rodolphe D'Erlanger (1872–1932), writer on Arab music and painter, and his wife, ...

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Desoutter, André Marcel (1894–1952), aviator and airport manager, was born on 31 January 1894 at 1 Maddox Street, London, the second of six children of Louis Albert Desoutter and his wife, Philomène. His parents were French immigrants, his father being a skilled watchmaker and jeweller. After education at the ...

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Fresson, (Ernest) Edmund (1891–1963), airline executive, was born at Fairholme, Dennington Park Road, Hampstead, London, on 20 September 1891, the son of Ernest Mitchell Edward Fresson, a stockbroker, and his wife, Marian Kathleen Robins. Edmund (as he was known) was educated at Framlingham College...

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Granville, Sir Keith [formerly Keith Granville Solomon] (1910–1990), airline executive, was born on 1 November 1910 in Faversham, Kent, the youngest of four children (all sons) of Albert James Solomon, sales representative, and his wife, Ada Miriam Chambers. He was educated at ...

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Guest, Frederick Edward (1875–1937), politician and promoter of aviation, was born in London on 14 June 1875, the third son in the family of five sons and four daughters of Ivor Bertie Guest, first Baron Wimborne (1835–1914), and his wife, Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria (1847–1927)...