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Cody British army aeroplane No. I
The first powered aeroplane to fly in Britain was the brainchild of an expatriate American, S. F. "Cody". Born in Iowa as Samuel Franklin Coudery, he had renamed himself after his gun-slinging hero, "BuffaloBill" Cody. A flamboyant personality. Cowdery/Cody ran a Wild West show before moving to Britain in 2896 and developing an interest in flight. He was employed by the British…