Sir George Dowty's Dove Aeroplane

As well as residing at Arle Court, Sir George Dowty also had property on the Isle of Man.

He owned a DeHavilland Dove Aircraft similar to this one based at Staverton Airport, Nr. Cheltenham which he used for his private and business travels.

Dowty DeHavilland Dove Aircraft

Sir George Dowty employed Squadron Leader Neville Frederick Duke, DSO, OBE, DFC & Two Bars, AFC, FRAeS as his pilot.

Sir George Dowty & Neville Duke on board the Dove Aeroplane.

Neville Duke was a British test pilot and fighter ace of the Second World War. He was the most successful Western Allied ace in the Mediterranean Theatre, and was credited with the destruction of 27 enemy aircraft

 

 

Test Pilot Book
Dowty DeHavilland Dove Aircraft
Sir George Dowty & Neville Duke on board the Dove Aeroplane.
Neville Duke; Mr Hincliffe and Mr Bastow
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Neville Duke captures World Air Speed Record

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