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AG Handley Page

Handley Page

Challenge Cup

Presented by F Handley page
1932

Awarded to the winners of the annual match
between Boscombe Down and the Aero GS

 

History

Sir Frederick Handley Page was an extraordinary man. He graduated from Finsbury Technical College as an electrical Engineer in 1906 and by 1909, he had formed Handley Page Ltd which was the first public aviation company. He was 24 and this was the infancy of aviation. He and men like him were the foundation of today’s aviation industry. He went on the build bombers for WW1 and then airliners for Imperial Airways, and is well known for the Halifax bomber. He was 37 in 1932 when he first presented this Challenge Cup at Martlesham & Flexistowe which was described as “The cradle of British Aviation” and the first home of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (AAEE).

Current Holders – Boscombe Down

1932 Martlesham & Flexistowe 1933 Aero Golfing Society 1934 Aero Golfing Society
1935 Martlesham & Flexistowe 1936 Martlesham & Flexistowe 1937 Aero Golfing Society
1938 Aero Golfing Society 1939 Aero Golfing Society 1940/45 Not played
1946 Boscombe Down 1947 Aero Golfing Society 1948 Aero Golfing Society
1949 Aero Golfing Society 1950 Aero Golfing Society 1951 Aero Golfing Society
1952 Aero Golfing Society 1953 Aero Golfing Society 1954 Boscombe Down
1955 Boscombe Down 1956 Boscombe Down 1957 Boscombe Down
1958 Boscombe Down 1959 Boscombe Down 1960 Boscombe Down
1961 Boscombe Down 1962 Boscombe Down 1963 Aero Golfing Society
1964 Boscombe Down 1965 Boscombe Down 1966 Boscombe Down
1967 Match Drawn 1968 Boscombe Down 1969 Boscombe Down
1970 Match Drawn 1971 Aero Golfing Society 1972 Aero Golfing Society
1973 Boscombe Down 1974 Aero Golfing Society 1975 Aero Golfing Society
1976 Boscombe Down 1977 Aero Golfing Society 1978 Match Drawn
1979 Boscombe Down 1980 Boscombe Down 1981 Boscombe Down
1982 Boscombe Down 1983 Boscombe Down 1984 Boscombe Down
1985 Boscombe Down 1986 Aero Golfing Society 1987 Aero Golfing Society
1988 Aero Golfing Society 1989 Boscombe Down 1990 Aero Golfing Society
1991 Boscombe Down 1992 Aero Golfing Society 1993 Boscombe Down
1994 Boscombe Down 1995 Boscombe Down 1996 Aero Golfing Society
1997 Boscombe Down 1998 Aero Golfing Society 1999 Match Drawn
2000 Aero Golfing Society 2001 Boscombe Down 2002 Match Drawn
2003 Aero Golfing Society 2004 Aero Golfing Society 2005 Aero Golfing Society
2006 Aero Golfing Society 2007 Aero Golfing Society 2008 Boscombe Down
2009 Boscombe Down 2010 Boscombe Down 2011 Boscombe Down
2012 Match Drawn 2013 Boscombe Down 2014 Boscombe Down
2015 Boscombe Down 2016 Boscombe Down 2017 Match Drawn
2018 Match Drawn 2019 Boscombe Down