Aviators Certificates 1905-1926

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British and Commonwealth Personnel, including serving Officers who were granted Aviators and Aeronaut flying certificates by the Royal Aero Club, after successfully completing a series of tasks.
Prior to 1917 it was a requirement that a Pilot had to have a Royal Aero Club Flying Certificate prior to being granted a commission in the Royal Flying Corps or Royal Naval Air Service.
Many of those listed therefore saw service in the Aerial Forces during the First World War for both sides!

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Name
  • first name
  • rank
  • regiment/squadron/unit
  • service certificate number and date

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: The National Archives

This dataset is part of a larger collection:

The David Barnes collection

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