Pioneer of British Military Aviation

Lancelot Gibbs

Important events in the life of Lieutenant Lancelot Gibbs RA

Lancelot Gibbs1883

Born

1908

Flew at Blair Atholl, in Scotland.

1910

Flew at air meets and races in England, Scotland and Ireland. When demonstrating flying in Spain caused a riot – crowds shouted “Aviation is impossible. Down with science, Long live religion.” Shed and Farman biplane burnt by the crowd, Flew for “Red Forced” during September manoeuvres.