Squadron Leader D.S. Don - Kings Cup Air Race
Hanworth Aerodrome, King's Cup Air Race. Hawker Tomtit G-AALL, powered by an Armstrong Siddeley Mongoose IIIA, belonging to the then Prince of Wales (Edward VIII), flown by Squadron Leader D.S. Don MVO CO. - G-AALL, which finished eighteenth at an average speed of 123.42 mph. Note that the performance of the Tomtits in the 1930 King's Cup was quite credible due to handicappers over-estimating the performance of the Tomtit. The Vickers Vellore III G-AASW can be seen in the background, whihc was the last aircraft built at Vickers Crayford factory. Date: 5 July 1930.
© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Bike riders in Devonport Triathlon
Bike riders in Devonport Triathlon, one of Australia's major triathlons and among the oldest, held annually since 1985. Olympic distance triathlons entail a 1.5 km swim, a 40 km bike ride and a 10 km run. Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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Votes for women, Suffragette Protest at 1913 Epsom Derby. As the horses swept round
Votes for women, Suffragette Protest at 1913 Epsom Derby.
As the horses swept round Tattenham Corner little notice was taken of Emily Wilding Davison (1872-1913), in suffragette colours, who darted under the rails to clutch at the reins of the King's horse, causing it to fall and herself to die