Lutonian pilot for Prince of Wales

[From the Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph: April 8th, 1919]

Lieut Andrew Carruthers, RAF, son of the late Mr George Carruthers, of Luton, yesterday had the honour of piloting the Prince of Wales in an aerial trip over London. The weather was ideal, and in an 'O 400' Handley-Page machine, the Heir Apparent enjoyed a wonderful panoramic view of the Metropolis.

The Prince sat beside the pilot, and the other members of the party were Lady Joan Mulholland, Admiral Mark Kerr, Lord Hamilton and three officials. A height of about 2,000ft was maintained, and the journey from Cricklewood was to Hyde Park, over Buckingham Palace and thence an irregular circuit of London, with St Paul's as the chief landmark.

On returning to the aerodrome, the Prince of Wales discussed various technical points with Lieut Carruthers for about 10 minutes.