Aviation Historian 5
R.Tisdale, A.Vercamer - Before & After
Sopwith Pup B1807, marked as “A7", while serving with No 76 (Home Defence) Sqn at Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire, where the unit was engaged on anti-Zeppelin duties.
The Pup in its new predominantly blue-and-red civil colour scheme, and wearing the registration G-EAVX. Following its crash during a race at the Hendon Aerial Derby on Saturday July 16, 1921, the Pup was stored on site until it was disposed of in 1924. In 1972 its current owner, Kelvyne Baker, discovered the remains of the fuselage in a barn in Dorset, and set to work restoring it. The restoration of the sole surviving Standard-built Pup to airworthy condition, at Baker’s workshop near Weston-super-Mare, is ongoing, the wings and le Rhone rotary engine having been fitted.