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Charity takes on Reading University to save First World War building

The Victorian Society has launched a campaign to try to stop Reading University from knocking down St Patrick’s Hall – a building that was used by air cadets during the First World War. Among those who lived there was William … Continue reading

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A female RFC driver of the First World War

A female driver of the Royal Flying Corps aboard a motorcycle and sidecar, possibly in early 1918. The Women’s Rotal Air Force (WRAF) was formed in April 1918 and by the end of the First World War there were more than … Continue reading

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Archeologists investigate WW1 Norfolk airbase

Archeologists have conducted a preliminary survey of one of England’s more important First World War airfields. Members of the West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeology Society have investigated the site of Royal Flying Corps base at Narborough. The airbase opened … Continue reading

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The first Flying Corps casualties of the First World War

In August 1914 the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) began its deployment to France. On the 12th, the Corps lost its first casualties, when one of its aircraft came down soon after take off. Second-lieutenant Robin Skene and air mechanic Raymond … Continue reading

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World War I airshow planned for Amiens Glissy, France, in 2014

French commemorations of the Centenary of World War I will include the recreation of an airfield at Amiens Glissy, in the Somme region. The aerodrome will be the site of a major airshow from 12-14 September 1914. The plan is … Continue reading

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Stow Maries airfield to be restored for Centenary

Stow Maries airfield, one of the most complete World War I aerodromes in the UK, is set to be completely restored, following a campaign by a group of volunteers. In World War I pilots flew from the Essex base on … Continue reading

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War as a great game in 1915

‘I stood with Maynard Greville on the stone terrace outside the School House studies at Oundle in the spring of 1915. ‘I vote we chuck all this at the end of term and join up,’ said he. ‘Wouldn’t it be … Continue reading

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Plan seeks £1.5m to reopen World War I Essex airfield

Former World War I airfield Stow Maries could be restored and opened as a museum, reports the Sunday Times. The newspaper reports that the site, near Chelmsford is Essex, is expected to receive a grant of £1.5m from the National … Continue reading

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Museum of Army Flying opens World War I exhibition

The Museum of Army Flying is showcasing an exhibition entitled The Last Post: Remembering the First World War. The exhibits explore World War I communications, the Post Office and its impact on war and home fronts. Items on display include … Continue reading

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