Group    From 13/4/1912  To 1/4/1918

Royal Flying Corps

Categories: Armed Forces, Aviation

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.

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

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Finsbury war monument

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

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RAF, RFC & RNAS

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

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Other Subjects

Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher

Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher

Led the Prussian army at the Battle of Waterloo. Born Germany. Died Prussia, now Poland. Made two state visits to London following his victories over Napoleon in 1813 and 1815.

Person, Armed Forces, Germany

1 memorial
Royal Army Service Corps - London Units

Royal Army Service Corps - London Units

London unit which served in WW1.

Group, Armed Forces

1 memorial
R. Wiles

R. Wiles

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Rifleman Andrew Duncan Tait

Rifleman Andrew Duncan Tait

Andrew Duncan Tait was born on 12 December 1897 the second of the five children of Andrew Tait (1866-1954) and Alice Jane Tait née Brookman (1864-1955). His birth was registered in the 1st quarter ...

Person, Armed Forces, France

War dead, WW1
1 memorial