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I Civil Guard '
"The Argus" Independent Cable Service
I LONDON, Sunday. I
The air correspondent of the ' "Sunday Express" understands that i the Air Ministry has selected Mrs. | Miles, aged 31 years, wife of Mr. j
Frederick Miles, designer of the Satyr, Hawk, and other light planes, as one of the five commissioners of the new Civil Air Guard.
Members of the guard, who will comprise about 1,000,000 men and women members, aged between l8 and 50 years, will learn to fly, and will be able to maintain their licences for a little more than 1/ a week.
Mrs. Miles, who Is the eldest daughter of the late Sir John- ston Forbes - Robertson, the Shakespearian actor, and Miss Ger- trude Elliott, is herself a pilot and
a successful aeroplane designer. She ¡
designed the Miles Sparrowhawk racing monoplane.
She is tall and dark, blue-eyed, and, handsome;
Twenty-six thousand pcrum, have applied to join the guard since plans for its formation were an- nounced a week ago. It is hoped that training will be begun on Sep- tember 1 instead of October 1.
All the used light planes available
have been bought by the Air Minis-, try, and manufacturers are build-
ing many new machines. |