Plaque (Sir Arthur Whitten Brown) in Box
1886 - 1948
Who with Sir John Alcock made the first Transatlantic Flight June 14th - 15th 1919
No.1 of a series struck specially by Wedgwood for Short Brothers & Harland Limited
Arnold Machin.A.R.A.Sculp. Printed
The First Atlantic Crossing
Sir Arthur Whitten Brown, K.B.E., who died in 1948, was navigator to Sir John Alcock, K.B.E., D.S.C., on this historic flight.
Alcock and Brown took off from St. John's, Newfoundland, on June 14th, 1919, and landed 16 hours later at Clifden, in Ireland. Their achievement gained the "Daily Mail" £10,000 prize for the first direct Atlantic crossing by aeroplane. Shorts are proud to dedicate this plaque, the first in a series struck especially by Wedgwood, to the memory of a very gallant British airman.
Short Brothers and Harland Limited
Queens Island, Belfast Printed
SIR ARTHUR WHITTEN BROWN / 1886-1948 / WHO WITH SIR JOHN ALCOCK / MADE THE FIRST / TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT / JUNE 14TH - 15TH / 1919 / NO 1 OF A SERIES STRUCK / SPECIALLY BY WEDGWOOD FOR / SHORT BROTHERS & HARLAND LIMITED / ARNOLD MACHIN.A.R.A.Sculp.
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