James 'Harry' Pollitt 1924-
James 'Harry' Pollitt was appointed a test pilot at the Armstrong Siddeley Motors Engine flight development unit at Bitteswell, near Rugby in 1956. He joined the R.A.F. at 17 and became
the youngest pilot ever to be accepted for a Central Flying School Course; a year later he became the youngest staff instructor at the C.F.S. itself. With Armstrong Siddeley he flies many different types of aircraft as test-bed and research aircraft including Hunters, Javelins, Gannets, Canberra,Lancaster, Jet Provost,Seamew and a Mamba-powered Dakota.