17 year old Rammath Chawla flies in a Gypsy-Moth from India to England, and wins the Aga Khan's prize for doing so. Croydon, Greater London.
Item title reads - From India in 17 days. 17 year old Mr Rammath Chawla - flying in a Gypsy-Moth - wins Aga Khan's prize for first Indian to make flight to or from England to India. Croydon, Greater London.
M/S of the Gypsy-Moth taxiing to a halt, Mr Chawla climbs out and is congratulated by several officials. M/S of the group of men stood around him and his co-pilot. M/S as Mr Chawla is given a garland of flowers, and shakes hands with the man presenting it. The co-pilot is given a bouquet. M/S of them together with other officials. C/U of Mr Chawla and his co-pilot.
Amendment January 2012: A visitor to the site has commented that 17 year old is not in fact Ramnath Chawla, but Aspy Merwan Engineer.
Amendment March 2015: A visitor to the site has provided the following information. In this film Mr Chawla was awarded with a consolation prize for flying from India to London. He did not win the Aga Khan Prize as it required a solo flight. Mr. Engineer later won the Aga Khan Prize for a solo flight from London to India. He left Croydon on 25 April 1930 and arrived in Karachi on 11 May 1930.