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.
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
By Helen Landau
Charles Rolls of Rolls-Royce
By Bruce Lawson
by Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust
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