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Air League of the British Empire

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June 1944.
July 1949 Racing Numbers and Colours. (Flight 1949/07/28)

Air League of 19 Berkeley Street, London, W1

1909 The Aerial League of the British Empire was founded

1910 At a meeting organised by the Lord Mayor in support of the Aerial League of the British Empire, it was agreed that the Aeronautical Society would be the scientific authority and the Royal Aero Club the authority in matters of sport in aviation. The League's immediate objective was to found an aeronautical institute, something that had already been done in France and Germany[1]

Later known as the Air League

1933 President: His Grace the Duke of Sutherland.

The objects of the League are to secure the maintenance of adequate air forces and of reserves for Empire and Home Defence and to ensure the fullest development of British civil and commercial aviation.[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 03, 1910
  2. 1933 Who's Who in British Aviation