Filton - famously the home of "Bristol" - has won a grant from BAe to conserve the surviving WW1 buildings and develop a heritage centre.
We are sad to have to announce the death of George Miller.
Rumours have been flying for some weeks, that Essex WW1 home defence airfield Stow Maries is up for sale.
I hope everyone has heard of the superb WW1 airfield restoration, underway at Stow Maries in Essex. If not, check out this link:
Bob Gardner is the leading expert on propeller design and manufacture in WW1. Over the past few years, Bob has been bringing out a series of books on British propellers and menufacturers, which, when complete, will doubtless be the definitive word. These books are now available through the society's web shop.
Cross and Cockade International hosted a highly successful seminar over the weekend of 22nd to 24th June 2012.
Never mind the Olympics - THIS was THE unmissable event of 2012 - for anyone interested in WW1 in the air!
The society's first book, "Nieuports in RFC, RNAS & RAF Service", has sold out - and is now available as a download. Our second book was the hugely popular "Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b/d & Variants in RFC, RAF, RNAS & AFC Service".
Now here's the third in the series: "Sopwith Dolphin in RFC, RNAS, RAF and Polish Service" - available to order now - shipping from 16th March 2012.
Our London meetings are held on HMS President, moored on the Thames Embankment. While this is handy for several tube stations, it's not that easy for those wanting to travel by car.
Colin Huston has recently found a great parking scheme nearby, which might be of interest to other members.
It's back! Our first monograph, the widely acclaimed Nieuports in RNAS, RFC and RAF Service is available for sale again.
The more observant amongst us might have noticed a unique sale, that went through on Ebay some two years ago. This was for a Bessoneau Type H hangar - picture at bottom - which was being sold "as is" from RAF Wethersfield.
The Royal Air Force Museum has a huge collection of WW1 aviation photographs. Unfortunately, many of these are uncaptioned - and sadly many also have no acquisition details - the museum don't know who donated the albums, or when.
We are offering for download a most interesting eBook, by Martin Koopman, which shows the construction of the Sopwith Camel in all it's intricate detail. The eBook includes 47 pages in full colour, 420 mm x 297 mm, with a resolution of 120 dpi.
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