Captain Sir John W. Alcock RN Capt DSC
Royal Navy Captain
Royal Air Force Captain
Distinguished Service Cross recipient
Knight of the British Empire
maker of the first non-stop aeroplane crossing of the Atlantic
Died aged c.27
Commemorated on 3 plaques
Capt. Sir John Alcock KBE DSC (1892 - 1919) who with Lieut. Sir Arthur Whitten Brown made the first non-stop aeroplane crossing of the Atlantic 14 - 15 June 1919 lived here.
Manchester, United Kingdom
This memorial honours the achievement of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown the first men to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. On the morning of the fifteenth day of June Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen they landed their aircraft five hundred yards beyond the cairn which can be seen one and a half miles south of this point having left St John's, Newfoundland sixteen hours and twenty seven minutes before. The aircraft was a Vickers Vimy biplane powered by two Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines of three hundred and fifty horse power each and the average speed during the flight was one hundred and fifteen miles per hour.
Sir John W. Alcock KBE DSC attended this school 1900-1905 with Sir Arthur W. Brown he made the first nonstop flight by aeroplane across the Atlantic June 14-15 1919
Lytham St Annes, United Kingdom