mobile nav


Royal Flying Corps

Group  From 13/4/1912  To 1/4/1918

The potential for aircraft was recognised and so the Royal Flying Corps was established by a charter signed by King George V on 13 April 1912. the first 'wing' (ho ho) was formed out of the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers on 13 May 1912. This was the Military Wing. The Naval Wing only lasted until 1914 when it split off to become the Royal Naval Air Service. But in 1918 the two services were brought together again to form the Royal Air Force.

See other memorials in this area

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Royal Flying Corps

Information Commemorated at

Finsbury war monument

The statue represents winged Victory on orb, lightly draped and holding a lau...

Read More


Per adua {On the north facing side of the plinth:} In memory of all ranks of...

Read More