On the wings of the morning breeze, 1911ca. 1911

by William Kimbel


Spectators at Ascot Racecourse for Hammond's last flight, 5 May 1911, were surprised as he flew north across the heads, through the harbour as far as Central Station and across to Botany in 40 minutes. To demonstrate the use of planes during war he and Frank Coles threw flour bombs at the HMS Powerful.