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Louis Dwarris Launcelot Gibbs

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Louis Dwarris Launcelot Gibbs (1885-1945)

L. D. L. Gibbs flew the Dunne 'swept wing' aircraft at Blair Atholl Scotland in 1908.

By 1910 he graduated to flying a special 'clipped' wing Henri Farman biplane at air meets & races either at Wolverhampton England, Leopardstown Ireland or Lanark Scotland.

1910 Gained his aviator's certificate at Mourmelon (British #10; French #82)[1]

A picture of him is a portrait in the Smithsonian's Air and Space museum in their Early Flight hall.

He was a lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery.

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Sources of Information

  1. Royal Aero Club records