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Royal Naval Air Service

Categories: Armed Forces, Aviation

We can't find a date for when this was first formed; it seems to have come into existence gradually.  The use of aircraft for military and naval purposes was first discussed officially in 1908.  Two aircraft and pilot training were given to the navy in 1910.  Then in 1912 Royal Flying Corps was formed with a Naval Wing. But that split off in 1914 to become the RNAS. This came under the control of the Royal Navy in 1915 and finally in 1918 the RNAS was merged with the RFC to form the RAF.

 

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Royal Naval Air Service

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Fleet Air Arm

This bronze figure represents Daedalus, the Greek guy who crafted wings for h...

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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

R. C. Mead

R. C. Mead

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

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
14th Battalion (London Scottish)
1 memorial
Victor Baldessarre

Victor Baldessarre

Auxiliary fireman killed in the bomb attack on Henry Cavendish School, Balham. Andrew Behan has kindly researched this man and first needs to comment on the spelling of the surname: The Firefighte...

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial
N. A. Horlocx

N. A. Horlocx

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

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
Sir Herbert Stewart

Sir Herbert Stewart

Promoted to Major-General after his service at Abu Klea, Sudan. Born at Sparsholt, Hampshire. Died travelling from Khartoum to Korti and was buried near the wells at Jakdul.

Person, Armed Forces, Africa, India

1 memorial