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Brown, Eric Melrose [nicknamed Winkle] (1919–2016), naval officer and test pilot, was born in Leith, Edinburgh, on 21 January 1919, the son of Robert John Brown, a Royal Air Force (formerly Royal Flying Corps) pilot, and his wife Euphemia, née...

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Davies, Richard Bell (1886–1966), pilot and naval officer, was born at 3 Fopstone Road, Brompton, London, on 19 May 1886, the son of William Bell Davies (1845–1891), civil engineer, of Croxley Grove, Rickmansworth, and his wife, Mary Emma, née Beale (1848–1892). Orphaned at the age of five, he was brought up by his uncle, ...

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(Lionel) Peter Twiss (1921–2011) by unknown photographer © The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library) / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Twiss, (Lionel) Peter (1921–2011), naval officer and test pilot, was born at Fardels, Lindfield, Sussex, on 23 July 1921, the son of Captain (later Colonel) Dudley Cyril Twiss (1890–1962), of the first battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, and his wife, Laura Georgina, née Chapman...