Doctor Charles Robertson

Doctor Charles Robertson made the first jump of the Scottish Parachute Club on April 10th 1960 at Scone Aerodrome Perth. The aircraft used was Tiger Moth G-AHUV piloted by Tom Blyth.
At this time 'Doc' was a General Practitioner with a family practice on the South Side of Glasgow.
Doc had made his first jumps with the RAF at Abingdon, during his National Service as the doctor at the parachute school there.
On returning to Glasgow he continued practicing his new sport by forming the first parachute club in Scotland. Scottish Parachute Club pre-dates the British Parachute Association, which is now the governing body of the sport in Great Britain.
With very few rules or other parachute operations to provide guidance, much was to be learned and put in place. The first two members of the club were Charles Robertson, and Jim Taylor from Dundee. To build the membership of the club, various articles and adverts were placed in the Scottish press to recruit new members. 
Other founder members of the club were Stan Moffat, Maureen Brown, Phil Moffat, Jim McDiarmid, and George McEwan.

1960-1964 Overview

Various Newspaper Cuttings

Membership Letter

First Course Newspaper Article

Log Book Entries

Second Course Cash Sheet

1961 Championships Newspaper Articles

Club Rule Book

Ken Moston Fatality June 1960

Extracts from the original club equipment Log

The Chandy Trophy and first Scottish Championships

Club Badges

1961 Income and Expenditure Account

1962 Canadian article by Doc Robertson

Origins of the BPA

1961 Championships Movie Clip (Starts at 00:51)
1962 Championships Movie Clip

Stan Moffat Fatality 1961

Strathaven airfield 1964

Scone Aerodrome 1960-1963

Carlisle 1964

1963 Packing Certificate

1964 Championships

1964 Logbook

Extracts from BPA magazine 'Sport Parachutist'

1964 Newspaper Cuttings

Aircraft used 1960-1964

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