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Francis Conway Jenkins

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Francis Conway Jenkins (1888-1933) Early aviator.

1888 Born in Forest gate the son of Edmund Ernest Jenkins and his wife Helen

Involved in the Motor industry from 1905, he raced at Brooklands.

1911 A visitor at Aldeburgh - Automobile engineer. Age 23 born London.[1]

He gained RAeC Certificate No 74 on 2 May 1911, and took part in the Circuit of Britain Air Race.

1912 February. Conway Jenkins leaves Bedford Motors and set up in business at Empire House.[2]

His RFC/RAF career was very short, rising from 2nd Lieutenant to Brigadier-General in the course of WW1.

After WW1 he was Chairman of Chrysler Motors and Dodge Brothers (Britain).

He died after an operation at the age of 44.

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