Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chistopher D Beaumont 1904-

W/Cdr Chistopher D Beaumont joined the RAF in 1934 and was in Bomber Command until 1937. He wasa flying instructor at the DH School at White Waltham. During the war he was a fighter pilot followed by staff duties. He was seconded to,succesively,Vickers ,Hawkers and Westlands as a test pilot.
In 1946 he joined the de Havilland Engine Co as Chief Test Pilot,retiring from there in 1954.