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Edward Busk RAeC Cert no.?

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Topic: Edward Busk RAeC Cert no.?
Posted By: Adrian Roberts
Subject: Edward Busk RAeC Cert no.?
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2013 at 01:14
Could one of you look up Edward Busk's RAeC Certificate number and the date, please?

This is the one piece of information that I would still like to have for my talk on Busk at the London Meeting on 14th June (excuse the product placement!).

I have Marvin Skeltons' 1983 CCI article but it's not in there. A few years ago, all the Certificate numbers and dates up to 1918 were published in alphabetical order in the Journal over several months. Unfortunately, I didn't join until we got to "J". I would be grateful if some who has the "Bs" could look up Busk and let me know.


Posted By: Paul R Hare
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2013 at 16:53
he dosen't seem to be listed?
although his brother Hans is (739)


Posted By: NickForder
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2013 at 17:08" rel="nofollow -
Did he receive a French ticket ?
All those awarded until the end of 1911 can be found at :'s_Certificate_by_the_A%C3%A9ro-Club_de_France_in_1909
with an intention to extend the research to 1913

Posted By: Paul R Hare
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2013 at 19:22
Ted Busk learned at the A.S.L. ( aeronautical syndicate) School in 1912. his lessons being limited to one day a week.
Hans learned at the Ewen school in 1913.


Posted By: Adrian Roberts
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2013 at 23:40
Paul, and Nick
Thanks for trying. That is intriguing. As you say, he learned at the ASL school at Hendon and apparently was doing very well in training. No-one seems to have doubted his ability to fly once he joined the RAF. So, I wonder why he didn't bother to get his certificate? Money never seems to have been an issue - he went to Harrow and Cambridge even though his father died when he was eight.

Maybe he just never got round to it, and perhaps the Factory wasn't so interested in having the right paperwork so long as his abilities were beyond doubt.

Posted By: KK
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2013 at 17:50
Unlike the RFC Busk would not be able to claim the money back from his employer so why bother?


Posted By: Adrian Roberts
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2013 at 02:28
Good point - what is the use of a bit of paper? - in those days before the bureaucrats got their teeth into aviation!

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