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Battlebags-British Airship of the First World War by CES Mowthorpe


Published by Alan Sutton 1995 Hardback 194pp ISBN 0 7509 0989 7 [This review first appeared in the September 1996 edition of Stand To! No.47] Most people associate lighter than air machines of the First World War primarily with the German Zeppelins. Yet, as this book demonstrates, the Royal Naval Air Service also operated at least 226 airships…

10 January 1916 : Percival ‘Percy’ Victor Fraser


His parents were William and Annie (née Grieve). Percy, as he was known, had three younger brothers, two of whom died ages 3 and 17. He came to England before the war and worked as a marine engineer before the war. During the war he was based at the Eastbourne Naval Air Station, Hampden.  He gained his Aviator's Certificate on 14 May, 1915…