ANOTHER AVIATOR TO LAND ON THE LAGOON
Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russel Evans was C-in-C. of the Cape Station; commonly known as ‘Evans of the Broke’, having served in the Dover Patrol on HMS Broke and rammed a German ship that was attacking Dover at the time. E.R.G.R. as he was affectionately known, came to Knysna on a few occasions; the first by seaplane on 15th May 1934 during the visit of HMS Milford. The weather was threatening, but didn’t put the man off, landing at 4pm. He was taken onboard by a tender from HMS Milford and later delivered a slide presentation on the Dover Patrol in the local cinema.
This picture belonging to Mrs Fraser has an inscription on the back as follows: