From Sir Clive Edwards, Bt.
Mr. Gordon-Marshall’s interesting picture of the Rolls-Royce used by Alcock and Brown on their drive from Euston Station is not quite correct. The R-R seen in the picture is not the one used by the two aviators. It may have been part of the official cavalcade.
The car they in fact used had no ventilators on the side of the bonnet, and also had two spare wheels. It also had a much lower windscreen than the car shown in Mr. Marshall’s photograph.
The registration of this vehicle as used by Alcock and Brown was LA 6016.
Incidentally, Sir Arthur’s son was killed in the Battle of Britain. Thus continuing the service to his country as shown by his father.
Ramsey, IoM Clive Edwards