S.M.A.E Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Society of Model Aeroplane
Engineers, held on March 24, marked the conclusion of the
first year under the new constitution. The year was aptly
described by Mr. E.F.H. Cosh, the hon. secretary, as
the most momentous in the Society's history. The scheme
under which it became a federation of local clubs had
greatly increased its prestige and its effectiveness as the
body governing model aeronautics in Great Britain. Thrity-one
clubs had become affiliated, and numerous applications were
The outstanding event was sending of a
Wakefield team to America and the retrieving of the
Wakefield Cup by Mr. Judge. This had been made possible by
generous donations from Lord Wakefield and other good
friends of model aeronautics, to whom the Society desired to
express its gratitude.
The system of holding certain competitions
simultaneously on the affiliated club's grounds had resulted
in more numerous entries. Certain difficulties had still to
be overcome, but there was every reason to anticipate still
greater success in 1937.
The following officers were elected :
President, Dr. A.P. Thurston; vice-presidents, the Duke of
Richmond and Gordon, Messrs. A.F. Houlberg, G. Geoffrey
Smith, M.B.E.; W.E. Evans, B.K. Johnson, Capt. C.E. Brown;
chairman, Mr.A.F. Houlberg; vice-chairman, Mr. H.J.Hawkins;
hon. secretary, Mr. E.F.H. Cosh; hon. treasurer, Mr.
H.J. Hawkins; competition secretary, Mr. J.C. Smith; Press
secretary, Mr. H. York; technical secretary, Mr. R.N.
Bullock. Messrs. B.K. Johnson and W.E. Evans were released
from office, and made vice-presidents in appreciation of
their valuable services over many years.
['Flight' magazine - pg.490, 13th May 1937]
Eve Cosh winding up her model that won
the Womans Cup. Rosie Keil is holding the model.
holding son Peter Cosh aged 8 mths.
Eddie Cosh - late 1920's
My thanks to Peter Cosh for the photos.