Ernest Hugh Statham 1910-1957
H. E. Statham learned to fly at the Herts and Essex Aero Club, becoming an instructor there in 1939. He joined Bristols in 1940,as a pilot at Yatesbury W.T. School, transferring to the test staff at the Weston-super-Mare factory in 1943. He handled production testing of Beauforts and Beaufighters and moved to Filton in 1945. He had over 5,000 hr, including a considerable number on the Britannia.
He was killed along with 15 others when the Ministry of Supply's Bristol Britannia 300 prototype,G-ANCA crashed at Downend,Bristol on on November 6th 1957.