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Name: DUNKERLEY, Arthur Hugo Gordon AFC

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Nee: son of John Oxenham, novelist

Birth Date: 28 Feb 1896 Ealing

Death Date: 9 July 1937 Mombasa, motor accident

First Date: 1922

Last Date: 1937

Profession: Editor, 'Mombasa Times'

Area: P.O. Gilgil, 1925 'Rukera' P.O. Ruiru, 1930 Box 380, Nairobi, 1922 Ol Bolossat

Married: In Hartlepool 1920 Elsie Grunow b. 1900 West Hartlepool

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Aero, Campling, Barnes, Air

War Service: 2nd Lieut. 5th Res. Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

General Information:

Aero - Nairobi to Mombasa and Back in a Single Day - 1929 - ….. The editor of Aeroken Captain Hugo Dunkerley, accompanied Mr Black [Tom Campbell Black] as passenger, and as the Special Correspondent of the East African Standard.
Aero - See That Propeller at the Aero Club and Think of ….. - by Edward Rodwell - Hugo Dunkerley and I stood on the Shimanzi airfield in 1935 and examined a single-seater Klemm aircraft that John Carberry wished to sell for £30. Dunkerley, editor of the Mombasa Times, was an RFC pilot during the first war and later a member of the crews who manned a squadron of Air Force planes on the historic flight from England to Egypt. During the flight an oil pipe burst and Dunkerley's co-pilot had leaned from the cockpit and held the broken ends of the oil pipe together. …… Hugo Dunkerley, in 1927 was trying to farm upcountry when an RAF visit to Kenya incited a group of local residents, all former members of RAF to form the Aero Club of Kenya. I think it was with Tom Black that Dunkerley made the first flight Nairobi-Mombasa-Dar es Salaam in a day. My memory is hazy but the Club records will put the matter right. Dunkerley told me that on the return journey darkness and lack of fuel forced him to land near a Masai manyatta. Because Providence looks after mad dogs and Englishmen the aircraft suffered no damage.
Aero - Committee Member, Aero Club of East Africa in 1927 - Capt. H. Dunkerley, AFC, Member of Technical Sub-Committee
Campling - 1933 - Kenya's first air force unit as a unit of the KDF - Pilot Officer
Barnes - Mombasa Cemetery - Capt. Hugo Dunkerley, died 9 Jul 1937 age 41, European Hospital, Accident
Air - Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate No. 4195 dated 7 Feb 1917 - Beatty-Wright Biplane, Beatty School, Hendon
Air - Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate No. 9413 dated 4 Sept 1930 - Sussex Aero Club

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