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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.

Aerial reconnaissance sketch.    From the early days of the war the Royal Flying Corps was very much "the eyes of the army". Reconnaissance was often gathered by simply sketching enemy positions. The information gained by the RFC at Mons played a crucial role in controlling operations on the ground.

Aerial reconnaissance sketch. From the early days of the war the Royal Flying Corps was very much "the eyes of the army". Reconnaissance was often gathered by simply sketching enemy positions. The information gained by the RFC at Mons played a crucial role in controlling operations on the ground.

Anti-airship incendiary.    This anti-airship incendiary device was developed by the Royal Laboratory, Woolwich. The spikes were intended to pierce and lodge in the airship's gas bag, triggering a firebomb contained in the orange sphere. This was one of many defensive measures adopted by the RFC, RNAS and RAF during the war to defend Britain from aerial attack, including fighter aircraft, balloon aprons and anti-aircraft artillery.

Anti-airship incendiary. This anti-airship incendiary device was developed by the Royal Laboratory, Woolwich. The spikes were intended to pierce and lodge in the airship's gas bag, triggering a firebomb contained in the orange sphere. This was one of many defensive measures adopted by the RFC, RNAS and RAF during the war to defend Britain from aerial attack, including fighter aircraft, balloon aprons and anti-aircraft artillery.

FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 20633) An aerial view of a portion of the Grand Fleet at anchor in the Firth of Forth, taken from the British Airship R. 9.

FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 20633) An aerial view of a portion of the Grand Fleet at anchor in the Firth of Forth, taken from the British Airship R. 9.

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