M.30  First Officer Carill Stanley Napier 
flag england b. 29 Apr 1907, London  11 Sep 1939 to Apr-41 


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6ft 1½in. Educated at Radley, 1921-29

Learnt to fly at Stag Lane, 1928

Apprenticed to Petters Ltd, Yeovil 1928-29, then Ricardo, Shoreham 1929-30

Son of the famous engine-maker Montague.

Competed in the King's Cup in 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1937

"His one recreation apart from flying is the commendable indoor sport of darts. Believes that air-racing is good fun only when taken not too seriously.''

Technical Director and engine test pilot to Cirrus Hermes Engineering Co., and then from 1937 Chief Engineer (Engines) for Blackburn Aircraft Ltd.

prev exp 1600hrs. Owned 1931 Avro Avian G-ABIB

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d. 29 Apr 1941 (Died in ATA Service) - on 3 Jan 1941, his Blenheim L1100 swung on takeoff from West Raynham and hit a hangar. Investigation showed that Carill had neglected to tighten the throttle friction nut, which was a contributory factor.

He was taken to Kings Lynn Hospital suffering from spinal, ankle and head injuries, then transferred to RAF Halton on the 8th February but died there from sepsis which led to heart failure.

Fellow pre-WWII air racer Peter Richards said "He was always cheery and a first class companion. If I had any technical troubles he would take endless trouble to help me out."

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