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When the Navy Took to the Air: The Experimental Seaplane Stations of the Royal Naval Air Service

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Reviewed by Niall Ferguson. Those hoping to read of the exploits of the RNAS on the Western Front will be disappointed since the secondary title of this volume provides a better description of the contents than the primary. While there is some description of aerial action, it reflects only on the culmination of research and experimentation at plac…


April Fools? The Formation Of The RAF with Andy Robertshaw

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The renowned historian, author and TV presenter Andy Robertshaw makes a welcome return to the branch to present what has become his annual New Year talk to the branch. This year Andy presents a brand new talk all about the Royal Air Force which was formed 100 years ago on the 1st April 1918, when the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Ai…


24 December 1914 : Flt Sub-Lieut Bernard Osbourne Ffield

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Bernard was educated at Wimbledon College. An engineering student at the outbreak of war, he was gazetted as a Sub-Lieutenant in the RNAS on 9 September 1914. He received his brevet from the Royal Aero Club on 10 December. Two weeks later, age 21, ad flying out of the RN Air Station at Hendon on Christmas Eve 1914, Bernard was coming in to land …