Biography of an actor, soldier, aviator; a man who was a matinee idol, who fought in the Boer and World Wars, whose passion for aviation was newspaper copy. He flew before and during the War, sensationally, successfully. He was one of the first on the Shavian bandwagon, he played in America and England, and impressed his vitality on all he met. His two marriages, one a failure, one a success, were in line with the rest of his life. Not topranking in importance, but entertaining material on the theatrical, aviation and personality counts. His biographer is his second wife.