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The Birth Of British Aviation
If you are interested in the pioneers of British aviation, prior to the First World War, you may be interested in a new book by Helen Landau that is available through her web-site at In the book, Helen eloquently tells the stories of the Hon C S Rolls, the Short brothers, J T C Brabazon, Frank McClean and Captain Murray Sueter. The Trust has been pleased to make available several photographs, as illustrations for the book. These include the Hon C S Rolls (cover, above), Frank McClean on the Thames, and the Hon C S Rolls with the Wright brothers and Griffith Brewer at Sheppey (below). High-resolution images of these and other items in the Collection are available, subject to terms and conditions.