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20 August 1897 Cpl / Flt.Cdt John Arthur Wilson MM: Durham Light Infantry, Machine Gun Corps, Royal Air Force

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As a boy, after Sunday lunch, I recall sitting on my grandfather's knee and he would start off with the line ‘have I told you about the time ...' and he'd then add, ‘.... we were gassed' or '.... we took a German prisoner' or '..... I was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps'. Perhaps this started my interest in history. In his 96th year Jack ret…


'Bloody Paralyser: The Giant Handley Page Bombers of World War 1' a talk by Rob Langham

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Rob Langham, the author of Bloody Paralyser: The Giant Handley Page Bombers of the First World War will be giving a presentation. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start.    




'Ypres of Trouble. The RFC and the Battle of Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will give a talk on the Royal Flying Corps at Third Ypres.  We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm.


The Royal Naval Air Service - a talk by Phil Tomaselli

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The Royal Naval Air Service, the air arm of the Royal Navy, came into existence in July 1914. The early RNAS pioneers first flew off ships, they developed the first proper bombers, shot down the first Zeppelin, hunted German cruisers in East Africa and flew fighters over the trenches alongside the Royal Flying Corps. The two were merged as the RAF…