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CRHT has developed a unique collection in the combination of information covering the first International Aviation Meeting in Great Britain and the untimely fatal crash of the Honourable Charles Rolls.

An archive index has been made and lodged at the Bournemouth Central Library for use by those who wish to research the Meeting and Rolls. Further information and artefacts owned by individuals may be loaned out or viewed on request.

The index can be  downloaded here     (pdf format)

Friends of the New Forest Airfields -

Account of flights after the Meeting, look for panel lower right  

East Boldre  is the site of Britain’s second Flying School  and from where  William McArdle flew to Bournemouth in 1910

Dave Fagan’s Hampshire Airfields gives information  on Southbourne Airfield,  and the Meeting, look for panel on left.

Short Brothers Commemoration Society

Part of Rolls legacy is his promotion of the Short Brothers who created Britain’s first purpose built aircraft factory and also the Sunderland aircraft which served so well in the Battle of the Atlantic. Shorts built Rolls’ balloons and his first aircraft - a glider - followed by two licence built Short-Wright flyers.



(Available from CRHT)

Talking versions  available on USB flash drive

The Birth of

British Aviation

By Helen Landau

Charles Rolls of Rolls-Royce

By Bruce Lawson

Charlie Rolls

by Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust

Thank you for help

We appreciate the assistance given to CRHT from the following organisations

RLM Architects

Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Service