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Cecil Lawrence Pashley

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Cecil Lawrence Pashley (1891- ). Early aviator

1891 Born at Great Yarmouth

1911 Living at 27 Badminton Road, Balham: Alexander Herbert Dudley Pashley (age 47 born Harlesdon, Norfolk), Meat Salesman's Clerk. With his wife Cecilia Jane Pashley (age 48 born Canterbury) and their three sons; Herbert Dudley Pashley (age 21 born Norwich), Meat Salesman's Clerk; Cecil Lawrence Pashley (age 19 born Great Yarmouth), Aviator; and Eric Clowes Pashley (age 18 born Great Yarmouth), Aviator.[1]

1913 Cecil Lawrence Pashley and his brother Eric Clowes Pashley (who was later killed in the 1914-1918 war) moved from Brooklands to Shoreham to start the Shoreham Flying School, Shoreham.

1913. Cecil Lawrence Pashley and Eric Clowes Pashley, trading as Pashley Brothers, aviators, sued the British and Colonial Aeroplane Co, of Bristol, and Lieut. Crowford Kehrmann, of the Bristol Flying School, Brooklands. [2]

1928 Cecil Pashley taught Frederick George Miles to fly in his Avro 504; Miles and Pashley went into partnership as a flying school and joyriding business, the Gnat Aero Company Ltd, atShoreham. They bought derelict aircraft and undertook repairs; later it was split into two companies, the Southern Aero Club Ltd, and Southern Aircraft Ltd.

1957 The re-formed South Coast Flying Club was transformed into the Southern Aero Club with Cecil Pashley still involved.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Flight Magazine of 20th December 1913 [1]