The Avro Biplane – pictured at Gosport – was Barry-Smith’s preferred aircraft for instruction as it was easy to fly so the pilots could concentrate onlearning
Keith le Gent Lansdowne aged 17 in 1914 from album 3 Historic Croydon Airport Trust is extraordinarily fortunate to have 3 albums of original photographs
In the decades preceding the First World War, future war fiction brought the concept of war in the air to the forefront of public imagination.
The merging of the RFC and the RNAS to form the Royal Air Force (RAF) raised fears about losing their specialised female workforce. The WRAF
From the late eighteenth century the Industrial Revolution used the labour of women, both single and married. Most women still worked in domestic service, though
Aerial view of Croydon, 1918 A series of photographs that HCAT has copies of – not the originals – gives a great visual glimpse of
In the last post, I detailed how six of us had a busy day last Tuesday as we visited the First World War (FWW) galleries