On June 9th , 1913, the small community of Seaview (near Ventnor) on the Isle of Wight received a very unusual visitor.
An aeroplane, the Gnome-engined Sopwith D1 Three Seater biplane, arrived after a flight from Brooklands .
The pilot was Harry Hawker who was at that time the chief pilot for the Sopwith Aviation Company.
Harry Hawker was accompanied by a Mr Boger.
Arthur Jellicoe, an Island resident , took several photos of the aircraft.
These pictures which are shown below were kindly provided by his granddaughter Heather Harvey.Arthur's notes on the reverse of the pictures state that Harry Hawker was the "driver".
The top picture shows Harry Hawker on the left and Mr Boger on the right.
The bottom picture is a family group showing Arthur C.C.Jellicoe FRCS (Standing at rear left) and his father Reverend G S Jellicoe (Seated centre).Arthur was cousin of Admiral John Jellicoe of the Battle of Jutland.