Bristol Scout No. 1264
The Bristol Scout was designed in the second half of 1913 by Frank Barnwell and Harry Busteed, Bristol’s chief test pilot, who thought of building a small high-performance biplane while testing the Bristol X.3 seaplane, a project which had been designed by a separate secret design department headed by Barnwell. The design was initially given the works number SN.183, inherited from a cancelled design for the Italian government undertaken by Henri Coanda, the half-finished fuselage of which remained in the workshops and the drawings for the aircraft bore this number.
1264 is a beautifully restored early Bristol Scout Type C, the first type of British wheeled aircraft to fly from the deck of a Royal Navy carrier, HMS Vindex, at sea in 1915. She was built by David Bremner with Theo Willford and Rick Bremner, as a tribute to his grandfather, Flight Sub Lieutenant FDH Bremner who flew Bristol Scout No. 1264 with the Royal Naval Air Service No 2 Wing in the Easter Mediterranean at the beginning of World War One.
For more details see the Blog dedicated to Rebuilding Granddad’s Aircraft .