Press cutting concerning the award of £2,250 by the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors to the Norman Thompson Flight Company “in recognition of the utility during the war of Mr. Thompson’s inventions in flying-boats”

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The Commission had previously rejected the claim of the Curtiss Aeroplane Co., of America, and a claim by the widow of Commander Porte. “The award establishes Mr. Norman Thompson’s claim as the one inventor who contributed substantially to the development of the sea-plane during the war”. According to this cutting the money in fact does not go to Thompson because the company is in liquidation; but Thompson himself says (LAN/1/2/80) that he had an agreement from the liquidators assigning him the right to claim personally.