Important events in the life of "Britain's Pioneer Military Pilot".
The King of Italy congratulating Capt. Dickson, at Milan Meeting, upon his splended flying achievements
Born in Edinburgh.
South African War, Somalia Campaign, Explorer in East Africa. Military Consul in Van, Turkey, Border Commission Chile & Argentina.
Qualifies as a pilot at Farman’s Flying School in France. The first pilot to vol plane (glide). Winner of first Schneider Trophy. Runner-up world altitude record. Resigns commission and joins British & Colonial Aeroplane Company. First military reconnaissance flight. Injured in flying accident in Malta.
Campaigns for military airpower.
Dies at Lochrosque Castle, Scotland from effects of injuries.