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    Posted: 18 Oct 2010 at 21:54
Nick,
 
- see page 41).
 
Major Turner

Mr Charles, later Major, Turner, who reported

for the Daily Graphic newspaper, included

an account of the Mammoth balloon

fl ight in his book The Old Flying Days, published

in 1927, by Sampson, Low, Marston

& Co, London. The author includes vivid

descriptions of the early phase of fl ying

which ended with the First World War. He

was among those who fi rst learned to fl y,

learning in 1911 (Certifi cate No 70 of the

Royal Aero Club list). Towards the end of

the chapter ‘Ballooning to Sweden’, Major

Turner wrote: ‘Now one of the greater

delights of ballooning is the landing in a

strange country, and the kindness of the

people one meets and the hospitality they

show, both as to its manner and as to its

warmth.’ He continued: ‘On that trip our

distance as the crow fl ies was 703 miles, including

the sea crossing of 360 miles, and we

were 19 hours 5 minutes in the air.’ Born in

April 1870, Major Charles Cyril Turner died

on 7 December 1952, but that’s another

story.

Errol

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Can anyone provide me with a date of death for Major Charles Cyril Turner (author of 'The Old Flying Days' etc) ?
 
I know that he was born in 1870, and still around in 1948 (according to the 'Who's Who of Aviation') but I have lost track of him after that.
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