Lt. Col. Vincent C Richmond OBE 1893-1930. The designer of the ill-fated R101 airship lived here as a boy, attending the nearby Selwyn Avenue school. He was one of 48 who perished when the R101 crashed near Beauvais, France in October 1930. Richmond Crescent was named in his honour
Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Crane Richmond OBE B.Sc., A.R.C. F.R.Ae.S. (1893–1930) was an English engineer and airship designer. He served first with the Royal Naval Air Service then the Royal Air Force. He was notable as designer of the Royal Airship Works R101 airship in which he died on 5 October 1930 when it crashed over France on its maiden voyage.