Return to 100 years of the Royal Air Force

RFC recruitment poster from 1913 © IWM PST 0553.
Hamilton and Wyness typified the new RFC – founded only 6 months earlier: men who had trained themselves in aviation, transferred to the RFC from Army regiments, and who died as a result of a common cause in the early days of flight – engine trouble. The memorial is an important reminder of how untested the new science of aviation was prior to the outbreak of the First World War.

RFC recruiting poster

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