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‘Oswald Boelcke - Father of Aerial Warfare’ by Bill Fulton

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Bill Fulton will be telling the story of the man who established the principles of air-fighting in the Great War, followed not only by his most famous pupil, Manfred von Richthofen ('The Red Baron') but also by Second World War pilots such as Douglas Bader.    Venue: St Philip and St James Parish Hall, Vicarage Road, Whitton, TW2 7BY. Close to …


11 September 1917 Capt Georges Guynemer French 'Ace' killed over Poelcapelle on this day

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Georges Guynemer was one of the 'highest scoring' French aces of the First World War. Born 24 December 1894, and of slight build, he was initially rejected from the military in 1914, but taken into the French Air Service as a mechanic. He persevered and got onto pilot training, receiving his wings as a pilot in April 1915. He then spent his enti…