Aeroplane Monthly 1986-02
R.Riding - Westland Widgeon I /British pre-war ultralights/ (58)
The Genet-engined Widgeon II competing in the Grosvenor Cup Race at Lympne in 1926.
The Westland "Widgeon" with Armstrong-Siddeley "Genet" engine doing a vertical bank.
The short-lived prototype Widgeon was powered by a 35 h.p. three-cylinder Thrush engine. It crashed during the trials before its performance could be assessed.
LANDING IN THE DESPREZ CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION: 1, Dr. Whitehead Reid in his Westland "Widgeon II" (Genet), "Wendy," at Filton on May 26, 1929. Dr. Whitehead Reid won second place.
Westland Widgeon