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025: Spring 1989

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030: Winter 1990

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'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.


'Ypres of Trouble: The RFC at Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will be giving a presentation on the Royal Flying Corps at the Third Battles of Ypres 'Passchendaele'.    We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm for 8.00pm.  VENUE: Allotment Social Club, North Terrace, West Allotment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE27 ODN.  


Above the Trenches - Supplement

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Book review by Gary Sheffield. Above the Trenches - A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-20 first appeared in 1990 and was a mine of useful information. This Supplement consists of more of the same: brief biographies of pilots omitted from the original book, plus other information that the indefati…


066: January 2003

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'From Flying Dreadnought to Dogfighter – The Troubled Birth of the British Fighter' by Greg Baughen

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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…


'Formation of the RAF' with Stuart Hadaway

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The Suffolk branch hold monthly meetings, which are open to members and non-members of the association. The meetings include a talk on a Great War related subject, given by branch members or well established historians and authors. 'The Formation of the RAF' is the subject for April given by historian Stuart Hadaway. Most talks are usually an hour …


100: June 2014 Centenary Edition

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AGM Meeting followed by 'RFC/RNAS to the RAF 1918' with Ian Massey

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After the AGM, Ian Massey will give a talk on the RFC and RNAS as they became the RAF in 1918.    IMAGE: Officers and S.E.5a Scouts of No. 1 Squadron, RAF at Clairmarais aerodrome near Ypres. IWM Q12063


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…




Stand To! 1 to 115 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-115 Contents    Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care o…


Nothing Spectacular – The Story of a Typical RFC Pilot by John Dimmock

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This is the story of a typical Royal Flying Corps pilot, Captain N.H. “Normie” Dimmock. The talk covers his career from 1915 to 1919, flying Nieuport 12s and Sopwith Pups with 46 Squadron in France, and Bristol Fighters with 141 Squadron on Home Defence. It is presented by his son John, using his father’s own words taken from letters and reminiscen…


Winged Sabres: One of the RFC’s Most Decorated Squadrons

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By Robert A Sellwood Pen & Sword Aviation, £25.00, hb, 344pp, 35 b/w ills, six appendices. ISBN: 978–152–672–957–6 Robert Sellwood’s maternal grandfather, George Tester, was killed in action in September 1917 serving as an air gunner in 20 Squadron RFC. Wanting to know more about his grandfather and the squadron in which he served led to 15 …


Over and Above

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By Captain John E Gurdon DFC Grub Street, £16.00, hb. 224pp, 12 ills. ISBN: 978–1–911621–08–9 John Everard Gurdon, commissioned into the Suffolk Regiment, transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in May 1917. After pilot training and a period of instructing, he was posted to 22 Squadron in France in February 1918. He flew two–seat Bristol F.2B figh…


An Eye in the Sky: The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Career of Air Commodore Henry George Crowe MC, CBE, CBD (SC)

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By Bob Cossey Pen & Sword Aviation, £25.00, 392pp, 200 ills, appendix, index. ISBN: 978–152–672–596–7 Henry George Crowe, ‘Hal’ to his family, was born in Dublin on 11 June 1897. The son of a successful stockbroker, he was studying engineering at Trinity College, Dublin when war was declared. Too young to enlist, he joined the army via Sandh…


8 June 1919: Lt William ‘Billy’ Nichol Wilson

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William Nichol Wilson was born 23 August 1899 on his grandmother’s tenant farm in Dalston, near Carlisle. His mother Sarah and father Twentyman Wilson were both from Cumberland, but had lived 55 miles away in a cottage in Shotley Bridge, County Durham. To his parents he was known as ‘Willie’ to his five brothers  ‘Billy’. The third of six boys, Bi…


24 June 1917: Capt. William Parkinson Holt, Army Service Corps (attch’d 29 Squadron. Royal Flying Corps)

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William Holt was born in 1893 in Burnley, Lancashire. After moving to Didsbury with his parents he spent the years leading up to the outbreak of war as an apprentice at the Calico Printer’s Association in Manchester. William Holt enlisted as a private into the Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry in August 1914. Within days of enlistment, on the 14th…


27 July 1917 : Lieutenant Ivan Beauclerk Hart-Davies, RFC.

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Obituary from The Times, 7 August 1917: Lieutenant Ivan Beauclerk Hart-Davies, RFC, who was killed in an aeroplane accident in England was the son of the late Rev John Hart-Davies of Southam Rectory, Warwickshire and was 39 years of age. He was educated at a school at Maidenhead and at King's School, Canterbury, and began life as a schoolmaster at…