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'Ireland's Contribution to Winning the War at Sea 1914-18' by Guy Warner


In this talk, Guy Warner, will consider the role Irishmen played in national navies and the impact the war at sea had on Irish port towns. Guy Warner is a member of the Ulster Aviation Society and frequent local speaker. Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome. We ask for a modest £4 donation on the door. Any n…

'The Royal Naval Air Service' a talk by Phil Tomaselli


The Royal Naval Air Service, the air arm of the Royal Navy, came into existence in July 1914. The early RNAS pioneers first flew off ships, they developed the first proper bombers, shot down the first Zeppelin, hunted German cruisers in East Africa and flew fighters over the trenches alongside the Royal Flying Corps. The two were merged as the RAF…

'Naval 8 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service' by Colin Buxton


Colin Buxton, 208 Squadron’s official historian, will be giving a presentation on Naval 8 Squadron, RNAS, during the Great War. 

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


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


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


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


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 …

Anglo French Seaplane operations in the Eastern Mediterranean - a talk with Stuart Hadaway


Our guest speaker for our Christmas meeting will be Stuart Hadaway who will talk about Seaplane operations in the Med which is a topic we are reliably informed has never been covered previously at Ox & Bucks. This promises to be most interesting and informative.