Valentine Henry Baker M.C. D.F.C. and Sir James Martin (Martin Baker)

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Valentine Henry Baker was killed on September 12th 1942 at Wing whilst testing a new fighter plane, the Martin Baker Mark 3, when the engine failed soon after take-off. After the crash Valentine's business partner James Martin went on to design the Martin Baker ejector seat, a device that has since saved the lives of well over 3000 pilots faced with similar situations.

    Martin Baker - Cpt. Valentine Baker

    Martin Baker - Sir James Martin

    Valentine Val Baker
     
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Civilian VALENTINE HENRY BAKER
    M C, A.F.C.

    Civilian War Dead
    who died age 54
    on 12 September 1942
    Civilian Test Pilot. Husband of Dilys Baker, of 58 Claremont Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Died at Wing Aerodrome.
    Remembered with honour
    WING, RURAL DISTRICT
    CWGC :: Cemetery Details

    Buried GERRARDS CROSS (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  6. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake All over the place.... Patron

    Also what might have been fighter aircraft.
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    MB 5 - A Griffon powered British P51?
     
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  7. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

    I know it looks a bit like a concentration camp, but this is Stewkley Club House. I took these photographs Wednesday 6th October 2021.

    The last photograph is from the Wing airfield Memorial. A bit gloomy inside the Clubhouse, also very busy with four people sat at the table right beneath the wall display. So couldn't really use my flash, will try again tomorrow...

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  8. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

    Anyone know where Captain Baker is buried ?
     
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Valentine Henry Baker M.C. D.F.C. and Sir James Martin (Martin Baker)


    from my photo collection Buried GERRARDS CROSS (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD,right on the old A40
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    Civilian VALENTINE HENRY BAKER
    M C, A.F.C.

    Civilian War Dead
    who died age 54
    on 12 September 1942
    Civilian Test Pilot. Husband of Dilys Baker, of 58 Claremont Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Died at Wing Aerodrome.
    Remembered with honour
    WING, RURAL DISTRICT
    CWGC :: Cemetery Details

    Buried GERRARDS CROSS (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD
     
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  10. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

    Many thanks for that, when I googled it, it said St Mary's Denham ? while others don't say where at all.
     
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Martin is buried in St Marys Denham as you know is just up the A40
     
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