Morane Type N aircraft
Dear Sir, — The picture by Barry Knapper on page 31 of the Congleton Chronicle on 2nd August is of a replica Morane Type N aircraft built by the French and represents the aeroplane flown by a Sunderland born WWI pilot, Claude Ridley DSO, MC.
The replica was built by the North East Land, Sea and Air Museums (NELSAM), Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK. — Yours faithfully,
Dear Sir, — I visited the display at Apedale and took three photos of this aeroplane.
It is not a Sopwith — I think they built biplanes.
I enclose a photo of a noticeboard which identifies it as a “1916 Morane-Saulnier Type N Bullet”.
I am currently reading a fascinating biography of “Viscount Trenchard — the father of the RAF. It mentions on page 130 “a newly arrived French biplane” during 1915. — Yours faithfully,
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