British Air Forces 1914–18 (2)

British Air Forces 1914–18 (2)

Men-at-Arms 351
  • Author: Andrew Cormack
  • Illustrator: Peter Cormack
  • Short code: MAA 351
  • Publication Date: 25 Mar 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841760025
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

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.Peter Cormack, FSA, read Art History at Trinity College, Cambridge. For the past twenty years his principal field of research has been 19th and 20th century stained glass, on which he has written and lectured extensively. His work as an illustrator has appeared in Le Carnet de la Sabretache and Military Illustrated.

Contents

Introduction Amalgamation The RAF 1918-1920 The Women's Royal Air Force Flying Clothing & Equipment 1912-1920 Bibliography Commentary on colour artwork

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