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Offline Joy Dean

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British Caudron Co., Ltd., Broadway, Cricklewood
« on: Thursday 09 September 10 15:35 BST (UK) »
Can anyone tell me more about this company, please?

I know that it made aircraft, and was part of a French company, but would like to know when it started in Cricklewood. My great-great-uncle died from an accident on its premises in 1916.

Here is an aviation advertisement about it
http://www.aviationancestry.com/Aircraft/BritishCaudron/BritishCaudron-Aeroplanes-1916-1.html


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caudron

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_manufacturers_B-C

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Re: British Caudron Co., Ltd., Broadway, Cricklewood
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 September 10 21:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Joy

I've moved your topic to a more appropriate location in the hope that the chatters here will be able to help you out.

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Re: British Caudron Co., Ltd., Broadway, Cricklewood
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 September 10 08:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you :)

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Re: British Caudron Co., Ltd., Broadway, Cricklewood
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 September 10 10:03 BST (UK) »
I think that I have partly answered my own question -
http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/British_Caudron_Co
Aircraft manufacturer during WW1. Based at Cricklewood and Alloa. Formerly W. H. Ewen Aviation Co who had secured the agency for the products of the French company Caudron in April 1912.

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Re: British Caudron Co., Ltd., Broadway, Cricklewood
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 24 February 18 19:36 GMT (UK) »
The British Caudron Company came into existence in April 1914 and it was based at Hendon. The business had previously been associated with W H Ewen Aviation which was primarily a training school whereas British Caudron was a manufacturing company. It moved to Cricklewood in January 1915 and built a factory at Alloa in January 1916. The type of aeroplanes that it built were:
1.   Caudron G3
2.   RaF B.E.2c
3.   Sopwith F1 (Camel)
4.   Sopwith Snipe
5.   AirCo DH5
6.   Avro 504B
Chairman: Sir William Mitchell Ramsay
Managing Director: Andrew Mitchell Ramsay
Works Manager: A C Hunter
Test pilot & Alloa Manager: Rene Desoutter
There is a lot of mis-information about this company.  I have researched the company for four years and have managed to sort the wheat from the chaff.

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Re: British Caudron Co., Ltd., Broadway, Cricklewood
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 24 February 18 19:51 GMT (UK) »
Thank you
Great-great-uncle Francis McCusker died 19 July 1916 in St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, at 54 years of age.  Cause of death: 'Haemorrhage and shock following fracture of the skull caused by a fall from a scaffold at British Caudron Company's premises, Cricklewood due to the breaking of a pole. Accidental', he was age 54, a Labourer of 3 Birkbeck Cottages, Birkbeck Road, North Finchley. Certificate received from C. Luxmoore Drew, Coroner for London. Inquest held 22nd July 1916.
The coroner's inquest record no longer exists.

Newspaper article in the Kilburn Times:
FATAL FALL AT CRICKLEWOOD. - On Saturday afternoon, at Paddington, Mr C.L. Drew held an inquest on Francis McCusker, 54, a labourer, who met with a fatal accident at some sheds in Cricklewood on Wednesday, and died afterwards in St. Mary's Hospital. The evidence showed that the deceased was employed by Messrs. Lavington, builders, and was working on a scaffolding 27 feet high. He was taking a plank from the hands of another workman when, by some means, the pole broke and he and the board fell to the ground. He was much injured. He was removed to St. Mary's Hospital, where death occurred the same day. Deceased erected the scaffolding himself. Dr Fuller, of the hospital, attributed death to the injuries. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.