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THE START OF MAJOR WOOD’S UNLUCKY FLIGHT: THE BLESSING OF THE PILOTS AND THEIR MACHINE AT EASTCHURCH.
AFTER THE DESCENT INTO THE SEA OFF ANGLESEY: THE SALVING OF MAJOR WOOD’S WRECKED AEROPLANE.
CIVILIAN FLYING AT CRICKLEWOOD ON EASTER MONDAY: PASSENGERS AWAITING THEIR TURNS AT THiE HANDLEY-PAGE AERODROME.
} GOING UP FOR A FLIGHT AT THE HANDLEY – PAGE AERODROME AT CRICKLEWOOD: COUNTESS HOEY STOKER AND ANOTHER LADY PASSENGER.
THE STRIKE AT LIMERICK : A TANK AT A BRIDGE AND SOLDIERS FIXING A BARBED-WIRE BARRICADE.
WHERE MILITARY PERMITS WERE REQUIRED FOR ENTERING THE TOWN: A SENTRY EXAMINING PASSES AT LIMERICK.
Major J. C. P. Wood and Capt. C. C. Wyllie met with misfortune during their prelimrinary flight from Eastchurch to Limerick, whence they intended to attempt to cross the Atlantic from west to east. The engine stopped, owing to an air-lock in the petrol pipe, when they were about twelve miles out over the Irish Sea. They turned and descended about half a mile from shore in Church Bay, Anglesey. The petrol tank kept the machine afloat. The two pilots were taken off in boats, and the aeroplane was afterward salved for sepair.—- Many civilians enjoyed passenges – flights in Handley – Page machines at
Cricklewood at Easter.–The Limerick strike brought business to a standstill. On Easter Monday some 5oo strikers went to see a suburban hurling match, and on their return were prevented by the military from re-entering the town, as they had no purmits. The troops and the crowd confronted each other on a bridge, at one end of which was ported a Tank, while the soldiers fixed a barricade of barbed wire. The strike was organised as a protest against the military occupation which followed the murder of a policeman during the rescue of a Sinn Fein prisoner on April 6.