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Royal Flying Corps

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Feb 2013 00:34

How about emailing the photo to the museum?

If you don't have a scanner, could a relative or friend help perhaps?


Fredk Report 18 Feb 2013 17:51



Fredk Report 18 Feb 2013 13:07

Thanks for the suggeston. Unfortunatley due to my age and poor health I cannot go far. Thank goodness for the Internet


DazedConfused Report 18 Feb 2013 11:55

Good place to visit is RAF Museum Hendon - they have quite a lot of info on the RFC.


Fredk Report 18 Feb 2013 10:17

Thanks for your efforts. It was a pity he would not talk to my wife about his service while he was alive


Reggie Report 18 Feb 2013 10:07

Apologies.......missed that

In that case......................all available info about him is in your hands

The word 'grounded' in the records is surely indicative of his having been on airborne service prior to his illness


Fredk Report 18 Feb 2013 09:49

As I said in my first post we have his records.Thanks for the suggeston


Reggie Report 18 Feb 2013 09:32

Try e-mailing RAF Cranwell..............they should have the answer.

They are unlikely to give you personnel details, obviously, but they should be able to answer the question about badges

You could, of course, apply for the man's service records.............


Fredk Report 18 Feb 2013 07:28

The first thing I did. Loads of history but no details on personal


Porkie_Pie Report 18 Feb 2013 00:51

The Royal Flying Corps cap badge had wings but not sure about if that was exclusive to Pilots,

I have seen Royal Flying Corps cap badges with no wings

Pilots did have Pilot wings worn on the left breast



Reggie Report 17 Feb 2013 23:23

Have you thought of googling for info?


Fredk Report 17 Feb 2013 21:38

Is there anyone who knows details about the Royal Flying Corps. My wifes granfather was a Lt We have his service record which states that he was grounded after an illness. With wings in his cap badge he had in a photo Does it mean he was a pilot Were all officers either a pilot or observer. When he was alive he refused to talk about WW1 and his service in the RFC