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Alcock

Sir John William. 1892--1919, English aviator who with A.W. Brown made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic (1919)
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When incredulous locals were unable to believe that the pair had flown across the Atlantic in less than a day, Alcock handed them the sealed bag of mail as proof, all of it stamped in St Johns, Newfoundland the day before.
Stretford-born Alcock, an RAF captain who was taken prisoner during the First World War after being shot down in a bombing raid over Turkey, teamed up with Chorlton-raised navigator Lieutenant Whitten-Brown to have a crack at the challenge.
But the competition was put on hold after the outbreak of the First World War, resuming in 1918 when Alcock and Brown began working together on their bid.
It started with a veteran of the Great War, John Alcock from Herefordshire, who was eager to get back in the air after his service, during which he had been shot down and taken as a prisoner of war.
Mr Alcock, from Holbrook, Derbyshire, had suffered five heart attacks and had twice been in a coma since he started showing symptoms in 2008,Derbyshire Livereported.
Croxton, White and McGovern were then entrusted with the task of carrying out targeted attacks, which led to the murder of Jason Osu and attempted murder of Alcock.
And vegetation can also produce allergenic pollen which exacerbates asthma,' Alcock added.
But there was something farcical at the way Alcock tumbled theatrically backwards.
Hajj currently serves as the CEO of Homage Arts, while continuing to support The Alcock Group with further acquisition opportunities within media and other industries.
23 February 2016 - US-based private investment firm The Alcock Group has completed an acquisition of a minority stake in Los Angeles film and television company Homage Arts, the firm said.
Poole Alcock will use Zylpha's software to produce legal document bundles and secure communication.
Notorious city criminal Darren Alcock - who was almost killed in a bungled ambush by Wavertree murder victim Jason Osu's killers in 2012 - was busted after a group of young kids saw him dump a bag containing the pistol and 42 bullets.