Alcock and Brown - 14 June 1919

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Alcock and Brown - 14 June 1919

#1 Post by CharlieOneSix » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:06 pm

100 years ago today Alcock and Brown set off on the first transatlantic crossing, arriving in Ireland on 15 June 1919.

There's a good article on the BBC News website: Alcock and Brown -- Into The Unknown
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Re: Alcock and Brown - 14 June 1919

#2 Post by Wodrick » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:25 pm

I raise a glass to these two Mancs tonight.

How far have we come in 100 years ?

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Re: Alcock and Brown - 14 June 1919

#3 Post by llondel » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:55 pm

Isn't it good that his name was Brown and not Balls.

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Re: Alcock and Brown - 14 June 1919

#4 Post by bob2s » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:35 pm

Was not sure if you were referring to Airmen or Sammy Davis Junior?

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