In 1931, a Rolls Royce engined, Supermarine S6B racing seaplane, piloted by Flt Lt Boothman, won the Schneider Trophy outright for Great Britain. Reginald Mitchell, designer of the legendary Spitfire, designed the S6B.
The race took place round The Solent, the stretch of water between the Isle of Wight and the English mainland. The team was based at the flying-boat station RAF Calshot, which includes Calshot Castle. Lady Houston had to sponsor the GB/RAF team, as the Labour Government of the day would not support this venture.
Painted as a Raffle Prize. Titled:- 75th Anniversary 13th Sept 2006, S6B ser.No. S1595. Schneider Trophy winner
Water colour pencil and water colour wash back ground on paper A4 size
Featured in PERMANENT FEATURED GALLERY of Painters’ Universe 19 August 2011
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