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Horace Takes a Hand is the fifth short story in the eighth anthology of Biggles Air Police short stories entitled Biggles Flies to Work. The anthology was first published in September, 1963,

SynopsisEdit

Fifteen year old Horace Wilberton brings Biggles a report about an Auster and its pilot behaving suspiciously in Dartmoor.

PlotEdit

See articles Horace Wilburton and Carlo Costino for a summary of the plot.

CharactersEdit

The Special Air Police/Scotland YardEdit

  • Biggles
  • Algy Lacey
  • Ginger Hebblethwaite
  • Bertie Lissie

OthersEdit

AircraftEdit

PlacesEdit

VisitedEdit

  • Dartmoor

MentionedEdit

  • Woolsden Hall, Glenden, Devon

Research NotesEdit

  • G-AOSL really did exist and was an Auster 5! Built in 1945, it was first registered in 1956 to Cartwright Hamilton Aviation of Kensington, London. In 1959, it was registered to Overseas Aviation Limited of St. Helier, Jersey. It was subsequently sold to overseas owners.[1]
  • The Auster Heritage Group website has many photos of G-AOSL.[2]

References to the pastEdit

IncongruitiesEdit

ChronologyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. GINFO Aircraft Registration Information on G-AOSL
  2. G-AOSL Gallery of Auster Heritge Group

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