John Alcock blue plaque in Lytham St Annes

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Sir John W. Alcock K.B.E. D.S.C. attended this school 1900-1905 with Sir Arthur W. Brown he made the first nonstop flight by aeroplane across the Atlantic June 14-15 1919

Captain Sir John William Alcock KBE DSC (5 November 1892 – 18 December 1919) was a Captain in the Royal Air Force who, together with navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown, piloted the first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John's, Newfoundland to Clifden, Connemara, Ireland. He was killed in a flying accident in France in 1919.

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