Schneider Trophy air races remembered in Southampton


Southampton's Solent Sky Museum has won a £50,000 Heritage Lottery Grant to develop an exhibition about the famous 1931 Schneider Trophy air races.

The races pitted British pilots against Italians, French and Americans in a bid to beat air speed records of the time.

About 500,000 people watched the 1931 event on the shores of Southampton Water.

It was won by a Supermarine S6B designed by RJ Mitchell, who went on to build the World War II Spitfire fighter.

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