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20 August 1897 Cpl / Flt.Cdt John Arthur Wilson MM: Durham Light Infantry, Machine Gun Corps, Royal Air Force
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…
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.
David Sneddon will give a presentation on the Bombay Sappers.
The iconic historian and speaker Peter Hart will give a talk on the RFC at Ypres.
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, 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…
Colin Buxton will give a presentation on 16 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. IMAGES: An observer of the Royal Flying Corps in a Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c reconnaissance aircraft demonstrates a C type aerial reconnaissance camera fixed to the side of the fuselage, 1916 IWM Q 33850 also 16 Squadron B 2s France, 1915.
This talk destroys many myths about WW1 fighter development. Part talk, part detective story, it explains how the importance of air superiority was understood long before the First World War began, explores how the influence of naval thinking delayed the development of dogfighters like the Camel and SE5a and tracks down the mysterious Fighting Expe…
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