Gen. Sir David Henderson
Gen. Sir David Henderson
Library of Congress Collection, 1-28-07

via email from Charles Mac Kay, 3-24-11
Hi Ralph:
     I love your web site. I live in Scotland and David Henderson was connected with the Glasgow shipbuilding firm of D. W. Henderson he was also head of the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. He was responsible for setting up aircraft production on the River Clyde from 1915 to 1919. All the shipyards were involved. It was from him we get sub contract and just in time. I also believe he was an officer in one of the Scottish regiments.      Great web site but so many Brits are missing.
Charles Mac Kay

     If you search for "Sir David Henderson +aviation" using Google, (11-5-03), you will find about 22 links. Today, 3-25-11, There were 12,500!! The one featured below offers the most information on his life and career. Most of the rest only mention that he was a leader in the RFC.


     This page on the Centre for First World War Studies website of the University of Birmingham offers a biography of Sir David, primarily related to his activities in the Armed Services. It mentions that he learned to fly in 1911, at the age of 49, at which time he was the world's oldest pilot. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.
Recovered from 3-25-11

Sir David died in 1921.

Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this Early Flier,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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