The presentation will be live and online.
The talk by Graham Kemp examines the experiences of the men who served in Royal Flying Corps over the Western Front. From its early days, when your greatest danger was the plane, to the later years of trying to drive the German air force from the skies.
Drawing from personal experiences and anecdotes of those involved, Graham will reveal what was like to fly and survive – physically and mentally, bringing out the human story. It will refer not just to the pilots, but also their observers, and the forgotten half of RFC, the ground crew. Finally it will explain why RFC lost far more than the smaller German air force opposing it.
Members wishing to participate will need to register: details of how to register will be circulated via The Western Front Association's newsletter 'Trench Lines'. If you are not a subscriber to 'Trench Lines' please subscribe now.
To subscribe to Trench Lines, go to the homepage of The Western Front Association website and complete your details in the 'Newsletter sign up' box.
It is also possible to register by clicking this link: The Royal Flying Corps on the Western Front
The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your computer/iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.
Please Note : > Once registrations hit capacity (we have a 1000 limit on the webinars) then you won't be able to register. If this happens, you can still watch the event via the Facebook Live Stream (subject to any technical hitches) on our Facebook page. Alternatively, these are loaded to our YouTube channel where they can be watched a few weeks after the event.