The Archives of Edward C Rigg.
Rarely do i come across complete archives, however Edward has comprehensively documented his life in the RAF and as a civilian. In this part of the archive we explore Edward’s slide collection from 1949 to 1964. This covers his time stationed in Germany just after the Second World War and finishes with his Test Pilot days at the Empire Test Pilots School.
The Archives of Edward C Rigg. 1964 - 67
Legacies of Empire
Edward’s slide archive is a visual record of his flying career, with most of the slides taken whilst on operational duty from a personal perspective, shot between the late 1940’s and ending in the 1970’s. However the physical archive contains a written record of both Edward’s time as a test pilot and his time as Wing Commander at Khormakasar airport in Aden, Yemen. Khormakaksar airport was a pivotal artery of the Empire servicing the Middle East, Far East and Africa. Edward’s own archives are a record of the, ‘everyday operational life’, of an individual who was working at and maintaining the cross roads of Empire.