English Electric Wren
Intent on encouraging British aviation progress, the Daily Mail offered a prize of £1,000 in 1923 for a ‘motor glider’ competition. The Duke of Sutherland offered £500 for the longest flight on one gallon of petrol in an aeroplane with an engine of not more than 750 CC. capacity. So the Royal Aero Club organised a Light Aeroplane Competition at Lympne in Kent. Joint winners of the main prize were Walter Longton in the English Electric Wren and Jimmy James in W. S. Shackleton’s A.N.E.C. Both covered 871 miles on one gallon of petrol.