Lucky Breeze – The rise and fall of the British Airship Service.

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11th March 2024

Between 1918 and 1930 Major George Herbert Scott CBE, AFC was the pre-eminent airship pilot and engineer of his generation. After commanding the first two way transatlantic airship flight in HMA R34 he went on to become Assistant Director of Airship Development (Flying and Training). He designed the mooring masts for the R100 and R101 and was appointed Officer in Charge of what was to become the last flight of the R101, which sounded the death knell for the crew, the passengers and the airship industry. Scott displayed a tendency to ‘press on’ in the face of adversity and lead from the front, however was it bad planning or political imperatives that led to that final journey of no return ?

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About Mike Scott Rumble

Mike Scott Rumble worked in the public sector for 50 years, both as a Police Officer and in local government. His last post was a Head of the Parks Police Service in Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. He is currently Chairman of the White Lion Society (Friends of HM College of Arms). He is a Green Flag scheme Judge (Parks & Gardens) and Independent Person on the Standards Committee of a local District Council. He has a passionate interest in Heraldry, Police History, Airships, Uniforms, badges and memorabilia as well as being a competent artist and illustrator. He is able to provide his own projector and equipment for talks and always has an interesting tale to tell !

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