HQCP Chairman Martin Young and Secretary Andy Cooper visited Old Warden Aerodrome, near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire in mid-January, for discussions over placing an orientation board beside The Shuttleworth Collection's Bleriot XI aeroplane to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1.
Technical information: I have been in contact with a very knowledgeable aviation engineer in the USA. His name is Norman Hawk, who has had a long interest in Harriet and the resultant tragedy and why it happened. His correspondence is below:
Gustav Hamel: It was Gustav Hamel who was instrumental in Harriet's success by providing valuable help to her prior to, and on the day of her flight. Our Chairman has recently found via the internet, the great nephew of Gustav Hamel, his name is Michael Hamel-Green who lives in Melbourne, Australia. His correspondence is copied below:
Harriet's and Gustav's Relationship: Following up Michael's lead, I contacted Catherine Evans, and her correspondence is copied below (be prepared for a few surprises):