Donald Stevenson's Autograph Album of Aviators Page 1
I originally set out to include information about many of the signatories but it became obvious that this would be a mammoth task so where possible instead I have provided highlighted links to take you to available information. I apologise if the layout is rather disjointed! I would appreciate anyone's identification input!
1a. Robert Slack qualified for his aviator's certificate on 14 November 1911. He competed in the 2nd Aerial Derby at Hendon Aerodrome on 20 September 1913, flying a Morane Saulnier. Slack was killed on 21 December 1913 in a motoring accident.
In the years before WWI Marcel Desoutter was a well-known pilot at Hendon despite losing a leg in a flying accident, being particularly associated with the Bleriot school.
He established the Desoutter Aircraft Co. in 1928
1b. Facing the 'Robert Slack' page but probably not associated. No idea who 'J H H Rose' or 'K B B' was but a very good sketch.
Some famous names here! More about Frederic Raynham here.
Richard Barnwell - Sadly died test Flying a Vickers Vampire (Not the DH Vampire Jet!) in 1917. 'Alcock' of 'Alcock and Brown' - First to cross The Atlantic in 1914!
Captain Sir John William 'Jack' Alcock
2a. It is possible that THIS is John E. Powell
George Lee Temple It's worth reading all of the pages contained in this 'link'. Like so many, Temple died in an aircraft accident.
I believe one of the above to be Pierre Verrier. Hard to decipher the other signature.
An airman called Richard Thomas Gates (38), manager of the Hendon Aerodrome died on this date
3a. Possibly THIS Chapman
Laurence Hall seems to have established the 'J Laurence Hall Flying School' at Hendon prior to WW1. A sad death after WW1. Gained Certificate on 17 September 1912 on a Bleriot Monoplane at the Bleriot School, Hendon. Born in Sheffield 6 June 1891
I assume this is Pierre Gandillon
Harold Blackburn - Interesting chap!