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.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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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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Chisenhale Works

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Royal Naval Air Service

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2 memorials