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Formerly Charles Rolls Memorial Trust

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

Rolls championed the Short Brothers who created Britain’s first purpose built aircraft factory and also the Sunderland aircraft which helped to save Britain during the Battle of the Atlantic.



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(Available from CRHT)

Charlie Rolls

by Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust

The Birth of

British Aviation

By Helen Landau

Talking versions  available on USB flash drive

Charles Rolls of Rolls-Royce

By Bruce Lawson

2019 Commemoration

Trifold  with the story        Inner Page

and heritage patio             Outer Page

Project (downloads)




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