Thrasher balloon

Lieuts. Theodore E. Martin-Leake, (aged 28), and William T. M’Clintock Caulfield, (aged 27), of the British Army ascend at 1630 hrs. from the military balloon factory at Cove, near Aldershot, in the balloon “Thrasher”, witnessed by King Edward VII and Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu. For unknown reasons they do not descend a few hours later as … Read Article