Thursday, 29 December 2011

An Aviator in the Family?

Sadly not, but I am intrigued by this souvenir photograph as Marcus D. Manton looks rather mature to be dubbed 'The Boy Aviator'! Born in 1893, he qualified as a pilot in 1912. He piloted a Graham White biplane over Bisley in 1913 with a machine gunner who fired successfully at targets on the ground. He teamed up with the flier B. C. Hucks  and the pair were described as the foremost exponents of aerobatic displays.


  1. He looks a lot like an WWII RAF pilot I once knew. But then he looked like the RAF pilots in old b/w movies.

  2. He is my great grandfather