H. E. Twaits

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHorace Ernest•Twaits
Used nameH. E.•Twaits
Born7 September 1895 in King's Lynn, England (GBR)
Died1962 in Southwark, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Horace Ernest Twaits served with the Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) in World War I and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in 1918. During the 1930s he worked at a bank in Dover, where he was also active in the Local History Exhibition and the Dover Cricket Club. He then left the city and, in 1939, served again as a flight officer for about one year. Subsequently, Twaits tried several times unsuccessfully to be commissioned as a war artist.

His best-known work was a painting of Felixstowe Ferry which was displayed in the Felixstowe Museum. The races mentioned in the title of the work are probably the sailing regattas in Burnham-on-Crouch that have been held since 1893. The International One Design (IOD) is a class of sailing boats that was developed for regattas in 1936.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GBR H. E. Twaits
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC