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
practice on the South Side of Glasgow.
Doc had made his
first jumps with the RAF at Abingdon, during his
as the doctor at the parachute school there.
On returning to Glasgow he continued practicing his new
forming the first parachute club in Scotland. Scottish
Club pre-dates the British Parachute Association,
which is now the governing body of the sport in Great
With very few rules or other parachute operations to
guidance, much was to be learned and put in place. The
members of the club were Charles Robertson, and Jim
Taylor from Dundee. To build the membership of the club,
articles and adverts were placed in the Scottish press
Other founder members of the club were Stan Moffat,
Maureen Brown, Phil Moffat,
Jim McDiarmid, and George McEwan.