Person    | Male  Born 1868  Died 1913

M. Auguste Eugine Gaudron

Categories: Aviation

Countries: France, Russia, Sweden

M. Auguste Eugine Gaudron

Hot air balloon manufacturer. Pilot of the first British public airmail flight in 1902. He once crossed the North Sea to Sweden in a balloon called “Mammoth” and he was the first balloonist to be issued with a passport when he flew non-stop to Russia.

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M. Auguste Eugine Gaudron

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First British public airmail flight

{Around an illustration of a hot air balloon:} Croydon Road Recreation Ground...

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First British public airmail flight

First British public airmail flight

The balloon flight was organised to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII, and was piloted by M. Auguste Eugine Gaudron and Dr Francis Alexander Barton. It ascended from the Croydon Road Recr...

Event, Aviation, France

1 memorial
Sir Alan Cobham

Sir Alan Cobham

Aviator. Born Alan John Cobham in Camberwell. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, and went on to become the first test pilot for the de Havilland Aeroplane Hire Service. In 1932 he sta...

Person, Aviation, Caribbean Islands

1 memorial
Siv Ulla Engstrom

Siv Ulla Engstrom

Siv Ulla Engström was born on 21 September 1937 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the daughter of Axel William Engström (b.1899) and Svea Eleonora Engstrom, née Karlsson (b.1904). Our Picture Source gives so...

Person, Aviation, Tragedy, Scotland, Sweden

1 memorial
Frederick Handley Page

Frederick Handley Page

Aircraft designer and manufacturer. His company manufactured the Halifax bombers used in WW2.

Person, Aviation, Engineering, Transport

1 memorial
Royal Flying Corps

Royal Flying Corps

The potential for aircraft was recognised and so the Royal Flying Corps was established by a charter signed by King George V on 13 April 1912.  the first 'wing' (ho ho) was formed out of the Air Ba...

Group, Armed Forces, Aviation

2 memorials