Edouard Bernat, Zetta Hills and Joan Brunton with team on Dover beach

Group includes from left; Mrs Kellingley, Lance Corporal Willie Suter, interpreter, Edouard Bernat, Zetta Hills, William Kellingley, Joan Brunton and pilot C. Carter

Edouard Bernat was Austrian. He had one unsuccessful attempt 26th Sept 1929, England to France, time 15hrs. He was a successful Opera Singer and had been a Lance-Corporal in the army

William Kellingley was a leading figure in long distance swimming; he was the Brighton one mile Champion, and the winner of the half mile Championship. He trained Millie Corson, Jabez Wolffe, Miss  Lillian Harrison, an Argentine distance swimmer, The Zittenfield twins, and Frank Perks, who swam for ten hours in his France to England attempt. He also trained Mrs Myrtil Huddlestone; she swam for 21hrs 13mins, the attempt was England to France, she still had 7 miles to go to Cap-Gris-Nez. He also trained Edouard Bernat who swam for 15hrs, from Shakespeare Beach, Captain George Morris, Miss Eva Morrison, and lastly George Brewster, who later swam in the 1950 Mail Race.

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