- "The Royal Flying Corps at War" by Dave Rowland
Sat, 10 November 2012 02:30PM - 05:00PM
Former Chapel (Arts: Quad South), York St John Co -
When the RFC crossed to France in August 1914 to take its place alongside the PBI and the other elements of the BEF, the military authorities mainly saw the aeroplane as a platform for reconnaissance. In itself that was something of a ‘visionary’ step forward from the 1910 statement by the professional head of the army who said that military aviation was “a useless and expensive fad”.
This talk examines the origins of the RFC, who went to France and what they did with the aircraft they had and, driven by the necessity of war, the development of tactics, equipment, communications and weapons in the first year of the Great War.
Both members and non-members welcome.
Former Chapel (Arts: Quad South), York St John Co
Lord Mayor's Walk
The venue for all our meetings is The York St John University, on Lord Mayor’s Walk, in York. A map is available via the WFA web site here. Detailed directions to our venue and parking options are available on request (contact details here).
Our meetings commence at 2.30pm, and usually end around 5pm. A break for refreshments takes place during the afternoon, which is included within the requested entry donation of just £6.
Members and non-members are equally welcome. Do not hesitate to contact the branch officers if there are any questions about this or future meetings.
Please note slight change of venue in the University from March 2013: we will be meeting in the Former Chapel (Arts: Quad South) which is situated adjacent to the pedestrian entrance to York St John College, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX
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