- 1934 - A Model Gala Day
The Northern Heights Model Flying Club's rally at the Fairey
Aerodrome on Sunday last.
A Nomination Contest open to all models was held, and the
prize of a clock, offered by Model Aircraft Supplies, was
won by Mr. Miller, of the Park Model Air League. Mr.
Simmonds, of the Blackheath Club, won a cup, which was
the second prize.
Ten teams entered for the Inter-Clum Team Contest, each team
consisting of three models - one lightweight model, one
heavyweight model, and one scale flying model. The Fairey
Challenge Cup, the first prize for this event, and £3, was
won by Blackheath with 320 points.
['Flight' magazine - pg.721, 12th July 1934]
- 1935 - S.M.A.E and T.M.A.C Speed Contests
The S.M.A.E. speed contest was put forward to August 18 to
take advantage of an invitation from T.M.A.C. to use the
polo ground of the Hurlingham Club. The course was one of
Holidays kept away several speed specialists, but Mr. H.E.
White (S.M.A.E.) took part with his meteoric
low-wing Hornet, and Mr. Simmonds (Blackheath M.F.C.)
with a fine mid-wing.
['Flight' magazine - pg.260, 5th Sep 1935]
- 1936 - The National Cup
Thirty modellists, representative of fourteen clubs,
competed on August 2 for the National Cup. It was won by Mr.
R. Copeland (Northern Heights M.F.C.), a member of the
victorious Wakefield Cup team, who averaged 95.3 sec. on
three R.O.G. flights. Mr. H. Simmonds (Blackheath
M.F.C.) averaged 87.73, and Mr. C.W. Needham (Bristol
['Flight' magazine - pg.260, 3rd Sep 1936]
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