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Gran in Royal flying corp in ww1.

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Teresa Report 7 May 2013 19:13

Thank-you to Gins, Jude and Jan for trying to find info about Gran.
Teresa x


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 7 May 2013 18:24

At the outbreak of war, on 4 Aug 1914, the RFC had 5 squadrons. All but No 1 Sqn RFC were sent to France with the British Expeditionary Force. The RNAS had more aircraft than the RFC and its main role at the onset of war was fleet reconnaissance, patrolling coasts for enemy ships and submarines, attacking enemy coastal territory and defending Britain from enemy air-raids. Lincolnshire locations for maritime patrol included NAS Killingholme. Aircraft from here were pressed into Zeppelin intercepts during Sep 1914 raids on Lincolnshire. Zeppelin raids caused a public outcry as they were attacks far behind the traditional conflict zone of oppposing front lines. Some damage was caused in Lincolnshire and aircraft were scrambled from both RNAS and RFC aerodromes in response to the threat, from RNAS Killingholme and Cranwell and RFC Home Defence Squadrons from Leadenham, Scampton, Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, Elsham Wolds and Tydd St Mary

May help...

Gins -commiserations :-(



Gins Report 7 May 2013 18:18

Sorry, I cant find any ref to her in the RFC :-(


brummiejan Report 7 May 2013 18:14

Have you tried a google search Teresa? Try 'Royal Flying Corps Lincolnshire' - several sites come up, including this one which might be of interest:



Teresa Report 7 May 2013 17:50

Have to pop and make some dinner, but will be back in a short while, thank you to anyone who is looking.


Teresa Report 7 May 2013 17:09

Hi Gins.
Mary Ellen Wright (nee Eaton) she was married in 1916 when she was in RFC.
bron 9-2-1895 at Warsop. Notts. Parents were Samuel Eaton ans Hannah Holmes.
Thank-you. Teresa


Gins Report 7 May 2013 17:05

Could you post her details, name, dob, parents and place of birth please?

We could take a look for you


Teresa Report 7 May 2013 17:03

Hi, just wondered if anyone can help.
My brother told me today our Grandmother worked in the Officers Mess in the Royal Flying Corp, based in Lincolnshire during the first world war, but can't remember where exactly.
Does anyone have any ideas where I can get any information?? Sorry don't have much to go on!!