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Charles Rolls Memorial Trust

The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls was an accomplished cyclist, and a leading pioneer in motoring, motor racing, ballooning and flying. On 02June1910 Rolls made a return flight across the channel without landing and showed that Britain was no longer an island and vulnerable to airborne attack.

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The first International Aviation Meeting in Great Britain was part of the Centenary celebrations of Bournemouth in 1910.

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When the tail of his aircraft collapsed during a spot landing contest, Rolls was the first Briton to die in a powered aircraft accident .

on 12th July 1910 .

 

Annual commemoration will be held on Saturday 14th July 2018