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Rocketeers
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When it comes to rockets and all things outer-space Paisley once again found itself at the forefront of science.

Formed in 1935 by John D Stewart and his brother Peter, The Paisley Rocketeer Society was one of the first amateur rocket societies to be formed.

 

The  aim of the Society was to record detailed scientific data from each of the flights in order to maximize flight time and distance  and it soon became apparent that the way forward with rocketry was the use of the three stage rocket - technology which put Neil Armstrong on the moon, and is still used to this present day.

At the onset of the Second World War the Society was dissolved until on the 30th anniversary of its launch, Margaret Morris, one of the original founders, revived  the Society.

Once again Rockets were fired over the skies of Paisley.

In order to bring in funds to the Society letters were sent up and sold as rocket mail.

Below is just two of the different covers.

 

Signed Cover

This cover bears the signature of founder John D Stewart and although I believe that this cover was not flown, it was deemed to be of good quality and hence signed.

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