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Sam Bailey, my grandfather, served in the First World War as a fitter in the Royal Naval Air Service. During his training at the Crystal Palace in the Autumn of 1916 he produced a notebook which the family still has.

Sam is in the centre above and top of the clubs on the right.

The picture frames are mahogany and whilst I like the idea that the frame on the right came from an actual propellor the size and shape are wrong.

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Farnham - Curtiss

Fuselages and Floats






Tony Beckett
July 2014