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The First RFC Pilot to land in France 13 August 1914

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At 6.25am on 13 August 1914, No.2 Squadron Royal Flying Corp mobilised for France. They were to follow their commanding officer Major C J Burke, a pioneer of military aviation who was noted for his courage and who had not only insisted that his squadron be the first to leave – but that his aircraft be the first to land. Above: Major Charles Bur...


The 11th President's Conference : '1913 Expectations Meet the Realities of War'

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Times: Doors open at 09:00 for a 09:45 start. Ends about 16:30. Speakers '"We have all been blind" - Erich von Falkenhayn on late 1914' by Prof Holger Afflerbach I will start with Falkenhayn's statement from autumn 1914 that "we were all blind" because we had not understood the lessons offered by the Russo-Japanese war. I will then go in two di...