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Flight Sergeant Bryce Watson’s Granddaughter flies BE505

We were privileged to host Courtney Dohnt (all the way from Australia) the granddaughter of Flight Sergeant Bryce Watson who flew and fought in BE505 which he christened ‘Pegs’ after his girlfriend Peggy (later to become his wife). Courtney had an emotion filled flight in formation with our other Hurricane, R4118. After we broke formation she got to fly her grandfather’s aircraft, before a few aerobatics and then returning to West London Aero Club. The day was made even more special by Eugenie Brooks whose father, Pilot Officer John William Brooks DFC DFM was on 174 Squadron with Bryce and also flew BE505. She bought along a variety of photos of ‘Pegs’ and Bryce to share.

Published on 22nd October 2022 in Uncategorised


Hurricane Heritage runs flight operations from the beautiful and historic White Waltham Airfield.

The airfield has a long and illustrious history, dating back to 1935 when the de Havilland family acquired the land and formed the de Havilland School of Flying. Home to the Air Transport Auxiliary during the war, it's now a friendly and active aerodrome with great facilities.