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‘Oswald Boelcke - Father of Aerial Warfare’ by Bill Fulton


Bill Fulton will be telling the story of the man who established the principles of air-fighting in the Great War, followed not only by his most famous pupil, Manfred von Richthofen ('The Red Baron') but also by Second World War pilots such as Douglas Bader.    Venue: St Philip and St James Parish Hall, Vicarage Road, Whitton, TW2 7BY. Close to …

Second Lieutenant George Orme Smart, No 60 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.


The Red Baron was the most famous pilot of the Great War. On 7 April 1917 he shot down his 37th victim. Second Lieutenant George Orme Smart was born on 17 August 1886, a native of Kersal, Manchester. In 1915 he joined the RFC as a Private, and subsequently learned to fly at his own expense before gaining Royal Aero Club Certificate No 3707. He was…