Thursday, 3 July 2008

New Ancestry database - Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificates has just released a new database containing 28,000 index cards and 34 photograph albums of British aviators who were issued flying licenses between between 1910 and 1950, with those issued such licenses including the first Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots, The original records are currently preserved at the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon.

On the front of the index cards is the following information:

Birth date
Rank, regiment, or profession
Date and place of certificate
Certificate number

On the back side of the index card, if anything, is usually a photograph of the pilot.

The 34 photo albums contain approximately 13,000 photographs of Royal Aero Club pilots. The albums and photos are organized according to certificate number, with four photographs per album page. Album no. 4 is missing from the original collection and so is also missing from this database.

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