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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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Farman, Henry (1874–1958), aviator and aircraft manufacturer, was born in Paris on 28 May 1874, though both of his parents were British. His father, a journalist, had long been resident in France, so that the first language of his three sons was French. ...

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Harry George Hawker (1889–1921) by unknown photographer, 1920 © Popperfoto / Getty Images

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Hawker, Harry George (1889–1921), aviator, was born in South Brighton (now Moorabbin), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 22 January 1889, the second son in the family of two sons and two daughters of George Hawker (b. 1862), blacksmith, wheelwright, and wagon builder, and his wife, ...

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White, Claude Grahame- (1879–1959), aviator and aircraft manufacturer, was born at Bursledon Towers, Bursledon, Hampshire, on 21 August 1879, the second son and the youngest of the three children of John White, a man of independent means and a keen yachtsman who later assumed the name ...