Biplane on ground

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September 29 1913, and Dunstable photogapher Chas Smy helpfully recorded on his print that this was "Messrs Roes Avro Biplane" which had alighted in Dunstable. This refers to the Manchester firm of A.V. Roe (Avro) which had secured fourth place in the Aerial Derby on September 20 1913 with a newly designed aircraft, the Avro 504, at an average speed of 66.5 mph. On October 7 the Avro 504 took part in a famous air race in Yorkshire. The original Avro biplane was the first powered aircraft to be designed, built and flown (1908) in England.