The South China Sunday Post Herald dated 4 November 1962 has a column on an Italian, Sr. G. Aurely, described as a retired Hong Kong businessman who had lived in the Far East for 60 years. He claims to have staged the first air displays of powered flight at Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore in the early 1900s.
The article is headed by a poorly reproduced microfilmed image of Aurely with Charles Van den Born and his Farman at Bangkok The display in Hong Kong in March 1911 featured Charles Van den Born flying his Farman biplane at Shatin, the replica of which can be seen hanging for the ceiling of the arrival’s hall at Hong Kong International Airport.
Is anything further known about Sr, G. Aurely or his partner Mr R. Offer’s time in Hong Kong?
Aurely was 83years old when the article was published.
Given that he was still in Hong Kong in 1962 when the article was published, there may still be someone around who has come across him.
The usual internet searches have raised nothing that is new.