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Pioneer Aviator Remembered in Flypast

There were many pioneers of aviation and most have been recognised. But the name Bertram Dickson has been largely forgotten - until now. Dozens of his relatives have gathered to celebrate his work 100 years ago. His skills helped to develop military flying. Richard Jones has been talking to relatives Willie Dickson and Harry Gore Brown. He also spoke to George White, great-grandson of Dickson's employer, and pilot Jeff Houlgrave.

 

Burma Star Veteran

A reunion took place at Eggesford Airfield recently, which was surprisingly organised by young Oliver aged 10.
When Oliver was asked by his school to do a project on a subject of his choice, he didn't choose football or skateboarding, he choose to do a project on his great-grandfather, Ray Pett. Ray Pett was a gunner with 656 squadron during world war 2. During his time in Burma he flew in the Mark 3 Auster. The Mark 3 Auster served in the Far East being used for heavy gun spotting. Oliver, on investigation, discovered this aircraft at Eggesford and organised for his great-grandfather to visit.