Captain FA Swoffer, Chief Pilot, Arnholds Aviation, China, early 1930s – Part Two
HF: Further contributions from IDJ on Capt FA Swoffer. Here as a writer cum pilot.
The article below was a continuation of the article above with superfluous material removed for clarity.
IDJ adds: FLYING magazine was one of many such 1930s publications attempting to motive the general public in aviation matters.
Full of articles and pictures of aviators involved with all manner of “daring do” interspersed with Biggles type stories.
Swoffer seems to have been caught up in this by supplying articles of his time in the Far East jousting with the Sons of Nippon depicted as the inevitable ‘bad guys.’
The UK public would have known little of these events.
The magazine is a British publication with no discernible publisher’s name in it, and is no longer published.
This article was first posted on 16th September 2018.
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