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Officer M.H. Steff, R.A.F
"Officer M.H. Steff, R.A.F.,Second Officer R.101 was born
in 1896 at Luton, Beds. He joined the Navy in September, 1914
and served in H.M. S. "Inflexflexible" from 1915 onwards and was
present at the battle of Jutland in 1916. He became a flight officer
in the Kite Balloon section of the R.N.A.S. in the begining of
1918 and served in the Adriatic Barrage Kite Balloons in Italy.
He took part in minesweeping operations in 1919 in the Aegean
Sea, the Dardanelles and the Black Sea and in 1920 he was posted
to the instructional staff of the School of Balloon Training in
England where he served for four years. He proceeded in 1925 to
the Royal Airship Works for Kite balloon experiments and was appointed
2nd Officer of R.101 last year.
He has been loaned to R.100 for her Trial flights, as 2nd Officer,
and in that capacity flew with her to Canada and back in July
and August of this year. He is seconded from the Royal Air Force
for airship duty.
was R101s second officer, aged thirty four and a native
of Luton, who lived at 65 Ashburnham Road, Bedford
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