JOHN WESTON, THE "GRANDFATHER OF AVIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA"

  • J.J. Oberholzer SADF
Keywords: M. J. L. Weston, training of our first military aircraft pilots, establishment of a South African Air Force, South African Flying School, civil and military aviation

Abstract

In "Militaria" 2/1 (1970) mention was made of M. J. L. Weston, D.Sc., F.R.G.S., F.R.S.A., A.I.E.E. in relation to the training of our first military aircraft pilots and the proposed establishment of a South African Air Force as well as a South African Flying School (p. 14 et seq). He was a consulting engineer and one of the foremost stalwarts in the field of civil and military aviation and the manufacture of aircraft in our country. Dr. Weston directed a request at the beginning of 1913, as mentioned in this publication, to the then Under Secretary for Defence, with a view to acquiring the authority to train military aircraft pilots, but without success.
Published
2012-02-28
How to Cite
Oberholzer, J. (2012). JOHN WESTON, THE "GRANDFATHER OF AVIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA". Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 3(6). https://doi.org/10.5787/3-6-952
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