W.---  Cadet Dorothy Frances Helmy 
 flag england b. 31 Oct 1910, Padstow, Cornwall  2 Dec 1941 to 12 Jun 1942 

  1939

     

 

 nee: Arkell

 Father: Herbert Arkell, Mother: Marie Louise

Royal Aero Club Certificate No. 16399, 16 Oct 1938 (Airwork School of Flying, Heston) (photo missing)

Address in 1938: "Courtfield", Courthouse Rd S, Maidenhead

prev. Bookkeeper, Secretary; A R P

 

m. 1940 in Maidenhead Saleh Helmy (b. 1905 in Cairo, Egypt)

  Royal Aero Club Certificate No. 18315, 24 Sep 1938 (Airwork School of Flying, Heston)

 

Saleh designed the Helmy Aerogypt  at Heston Aerodrome in 1938. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane initially powered by three 22 hp (16 kW) Douglas Sprite engines, with an upward hinged roof that acted as a landing flap. Registered G-AFFG, it first flew in 1939. 

 ... and this is presumably Dorothy and Saleh with the Aerogypt I (she was registered as the owner)

It was based at White Waltham Airfield from 1943, but written off in 1946 and spent its remaining days as a hen coop:

 in 1960 ('Flight')


 


 d. 5 Mar 1993 - West Wittering, Sussex

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