Thursday, 6 August 2009
Col Rupert L. 'Mossy' Preston C.B.E 1902-1982
Colonel Rupert L "Mossy" Preston was the Secretary-General of the Royal Aero Club from 1945 until 1959, and then its Honorary Secretary-General.
"Mossy" Preston had joined the Royal Aero Club in 1924 and founded the Household Brigade Flying Club in 1928. In 1932, he was elected as a member of the air touring committee; in 1935 he became the Club's representative on the council of the Air League; in 1937 he joined the racing committee; and in 1938, the main committee.
He was awarded the Club's Silver Medal for 1963 for 17 years' service as General Secretary of the Royal Aero Club and for services to aviation