Galway

The daredevils who flew across an ocean

Dan Box

BBC News

A century ago, John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight.

John Alcock and Arthur Brown
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They flew from Newfoundland to County Galway. The then flew on to Manchester for a civic reception. It was a remarkable achievement.

Vickers Vimy departing St Johns, 14 June 1919
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They won the Daily Mail's reward of £10,000 and were knighted by King George just a few days later.

Read their story here.

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