Wild scenes greet the return, in 1914, of Harry Hawker (1889-1921) - Australian aviation pioneer - on his return to Australia (to demonstrate the advanced Sopwith Tabloid, which he had helped design). A wild crowd nearly wrecked the plane on one occasion, and he further damaged it during stunt flying. On his return to England he continued designing and testing aircraft with Sopwith throughout the First World War. Date: 1914

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Wild scenes greet the return, in 1914, of Harry Hawker (1889-1921) - Australian aviation pioneer - on his return to Australia (to demonstrate the advanced Sopwith Tabloid, which he had helped design). A wild crowd nearly wrecked the plane on one occasion, and he further damaged it during stunt flying. On his return to England he continued designing and testing aircraft with Sopwith throughout the First World War. Date: 1914
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