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The Great War Aviaiton Society - the Experts in WW1 Aviation. Who are we? What do we do? Find out more...

Who are we?

The Great War Aviation Society - previously known as Cross & Cockade International. There are around 900 members in 25 countries all over the world. We are registered UK charity number 1117741. All trustees, officers of the society and contributors to the journal give their services voluntarily.

What do we do?

We research and publish information on all aspects of the First World War in the air, 1914 - 1918. We are best known for our high quality journal, produced quarterly, which contains articles written by the members. Check out our constitution (revised 2007 in line with our new charitable status) in PDF format.

Where did we come from?

Cross & Cockade GB was formed in 1970 as the British arm of Cross & Cockade in the USA, which was formed in 1960. We changed our name to Cross & Cockade International when the US society folded in 1986 and on 31st January 2007 we became a registered UK charity.

On 1st September 2022 we changed our name to The Great War Aviation Society.

How do I find out more?

Have a look through the rest of the site, it should give you a good flavour of what we're about. Or drop us a line!

"I want to know more about the society" ... Email our Membership Secretary

"I'd like to comment on the site" ... Email our Webmaster

"I would like to contribute to the journal" ... Email our Editor

Article posted: 13/07/2009

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