Fred Raynham,
Fred Raynham
Fred Raynham
from Flight/global archive , 9-16-08

     If you search for "Fred Raynham +aviation" using Google, (9-16-08), you will find about 8 links. My friend Ian Sayer alerted me to the absolutely priceless resource cited immediately below

The RAYNHAM Family History
      This booklength article is a very complete and fascinating revue of his life and career. It features a detailed narrative of his life from birth to death and offers copies of many of his personal letters which recount his experiences in aviation. The story is profusely illustrated with numerous photographs, many of them previously unavailable. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

Frederick Raynham and C. F. W. Morgan
     This page on the Memorial University of Newfoundland's Archival Treasures website offers a brief reference to Raynham as follows:
Voorhis David Demarest was in Newfoundland during the spring of 1919 when Raynham and Morgan, two of the competitors, crashed on take-off from Quidi Vidi on May 18. Raynham was not seriously injured but Morgan lost an eye, which ended his flying career."
     While on the site, if time permits, I suggest that you visit the "Introduction" and become acquainted with the many features of The Centre for Newfoundland Studies in the Queen Elizabeth II Library. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

A Concise History of Air Racing By Don Berliner
     This article on the Society of Air Racing Historians website has two references to Fred Raynham. You can access the site by clicking on the title above. You will probably want to read the entire article, but if time is short, you may want to use the "FIND" function on Raynham to locate the two items of interest.

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  September 20, 1913  
Mr. P. Raynham
No. 8. The Avro Biplane
Is of the tractor type with the engine in front. The fuselage, or body, is covered in throughout its entire length. The main planes have a very pronounced dihedral angle.

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