British Air Forces 1914-18 (2)

Overview

The outbreak of World War I found the British Army's Royal Flying Corps with just over 200 fragile, unarmed reconnaissance aircraft, and a uniformed strength of just over 2,000 all ranks; the Royal Naval Air Service had some 50 seaplanes. By the Armistice of 1918 the unified Royal Air Force was the largest in the world, with about 22,650 aeroplanes - including a strategic bomber force - and 27,330 men operating from some 700 bases. This second in a two-part study covers RAF, WRAF and RAFNS uniforms from the ...
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Overview

The outbreak of World War I found the British Army's Royal Flying Corps with just over 200 fragile, unarmed reconnaissance aircraft, and a uniformed strength of just over 2,000 all ranks; the Royal Naval Air Service had some 50 seaplanes. By the Armistice of 1918 the unified Royal Air Force was the largest in the world, with about 22,650 aeroplanes - including a strategic bomber force - and 27,330 men operating from some 700 bases. This second in a two-part study covers RAF, WRAF and RAFNS uniforms from the unification of the service in April 1918; and the whole span of flying clothing during the Great War.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841760025
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Men at Arms Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Cormack took his degree in Modern History from the University of London and then worked briefly for the Imperial War Museum in London. In 1979 he moved to the Royal Air Force Museum and now holds the position of Keeper of Visual Arts, Medals and Uniforms. In 1990 Osprey published his Men-At-Arms 225, a study of RAF uniforms and flying clothing of the Second World War. Apart from aviation he is a specialist in the British army of the 18th century and sits on the Council of the Society for Army Historical Research.
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Table of Contents

The Royal Air Force 3
Service Dress--Officers
Service Dress--Non-Commissioned Officers and Airmen
Badges
Tropical Service Dress--Officers
Tropical Service Dress--NCOs and Other Ranks
The Women's Royal Air Force 15
Service Dress--Officers
Service Dress--Members
Badges
Working Clothing
Royal Air Force Nursing Service 20
Flying Clothing 23
Headgear
Goggles
Oxygen Equipment
Clothing
Electrically Heated Clothing
Gloves
Footwear
Safety Equipment 40
Life Preserves
Parachutes and Harnesses
Bibliography 43
The Plates 44
Index 48
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