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RFC folding camp bed.    The airfields constructed during the war were somewhat more makeshift sites than those developed after the war. This RFC folding camp bed would have been used in airfield barrack rooms or dispersed accommodation.

RFC folding camp bed. The airfields constructed during the war were somewhat more makeshift sites than those developed after the war. This RFC folding camp bed would have been used in airfield barrack rooms or dispersed accommodation.

Grave cross.    This is a German grave marker for 2nd Lieutenant Arthur James Fisher, RFC who was shot down in his B.E.12 aircraft by Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron) whilst flying with 21 Squadron. This marker would have been replaced with a gravestone at the end of the war by the Imperial War Graves Commission, now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Grave cross. This is a German grave marker for 2nd Lieutenant Arthur James Fisher, RFC who was shot down in his B.E.12 aircraft by Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron) whilst flying with 21 Squadron. This marker would have been replaced with a gravestone at the end of the war by the Imperial War Graves Commission, now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

RNAS 'ditty' bag.    The Ditty was a small cotton bag with a drawstring closure. It would have contained a sewing kit, tools and personal items of the owner. This one belonged to 11520 George Lloyd Carter, RNAS.

RNAS 'ditty' bag. The Ditty was a small cotton bag with a drawstring closure. It would have contained a sewing kit, tools and personal items of the owner. This one belonged to 11520 George Lloyd Carter, RNAS.

Red Baron's flying helmet.    Officer's private purchase flying helmet, German Army Air Service, used by Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron).

Red Baron's flying helmet. Officer's private purchase flying helmet, German Army Air Service, used by Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron).

Blimp Kit - 2.25 inch Steampunk [W1220] - $8.75 : POTUS31.com,  917-509-6551, Hand Made Jewelry & Sculptures

Blimp Kit - 2.25 inch Steampunk [W1220] - $8.75 : POTUS31.com, 917-509-6551, Hand Made Jewelry & Sculptures

Wireless transmitter.    This wireless transmitter was used by the Royal Flying Corps to relay messages from the air, to wireless operators on the ground. It was attached to the side of an aircraft on a tray and required maintenance after every flight.

Wireless transmitter. This wireless transmitter was used by the Royal Flying Corps to relay messages from the air, to wireless operators on the ground. It was attached to the side of an aircraft on a tray and required maintenance after every flight.

PoW concert programme.    Programme for a concert held in aid of the RAF Prisoners of War Fund. Many "comforts funds" were established during and after the war.

PoW concert programme. Programme for a concert held in aid of the RAF Prisoners of War Fund. Many "comforts funds" were established during and after the war.

RFC playing cards.    This pack of Royal Flying Corps playing cards is one of a large number of commemorative items featuring the RFC badge.

RFC playing cards. This pack of Royal Flying Corps playing cards is one of a large number of commemorative items featuring the RFC badge.

'Skilled Tradesmen' poster.    Poster entitled "Royal Flying Corps: The following skilled tradesmen wanted at once". This poster was used before conscription was introduced in 1916. The Royal Air Force and its predecessor employed a wide range of highly skilled tradesmen and technicians during the war.

'Skilled Tradesmen' poster. Poster entitled "Royal Flying Corps: The following skilled tradesmen wanted at once". This poster was used before conscription was introduced in 1916. The Royal Air Force and its predecessor employed a wide range of highly skilled tradesmen and technicians during the war.

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