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  1. jamied says

    Flt Lt Adam achieved the record on 30 June 1937.

  2. jamied says

    "M J Adam" is Maurice Adam.

    The altitude achieved was nearly 53,937 feet, or about 10.2 miles. Here's a magazine article of the era reporting the achievement....
    w/1937/1937 - 1923.html

    The man to the right of Flt Lt Adam as he speaks is Wing Commander J W Woodhouse.

    The aircraft behind them is a Bristol 138 monoplane.

    Sadly, Maurice Adam was killed just a year later in an aircraft crash. Attached is his obituary....
    /1938/1938 - 2575.html

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