Items relating to Aeronautics Training

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copies of a prospectus for the Diploma in Aeronautics at University College of Hull and Hull Technical College; a photograph of staff and students and a pamphlet promoting the apprenticeship training offered by Blackburn Aircraft Ltd in Brough. There is also a brochure produced by the University to celebrate the Aeronauts.

Administrative / Biographical History

The two year course established in 1934 was designed for students who had served an apprenticeship with the Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Company which had been established in 1916 (it subsequently became a part of British Aerospace) based in Brough. In the first two years the Diploma course ran there were 12 students. In total there were only 57 aeronaut students (complete list is in U DX238/5)

In December 1994 the holders of the University's Diploma in Aeronautics were awarded their degrees - following a campaign that started in the 1970s to upgrade their original qualification.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Ralph Hooper, Richmond, December 1994. U DX238/5 was passed to the archives from the Alumni Office in Nov 1996