Explore Barrack Rooms, War Objects and more!

Explore related topics

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.

Fokker D VII.    The Fokker D VII was a German fighter aircraft flown in the closing months of the war. Constructed with a welded-steel tube fuselage, it incorporated a number of design features suggested by Baron Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron). It proved to be the standard against which all new fighters were measured after the war.

Fokker D VII. The Fokker D VII was a German fighter aircraft flown in the closing months of the war. Constructed with a welded-steel tube fuselage, it incorporated a number of design features suggested by Baron Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron). It proved to be the standard against which all new fighters were measured after the war.

US Army Signal Corps Officer's jacket.    This jacket was worn by an officer in the Aviation Section of the United States Army Signal Corps, America's air force during the First World War. The United States entered the war in April 1917 after the Germans declared unrestricted submarine warfare, attacking American merchant ships and liners carrying American passengers.

US Army Signal Corps Officer's jacket. This jacket was worn by an officer in the Aviation Section of the United States Army Signal Corps, America's air force during the First World War. The United States entered the war in April 1917 after the Germans declared unrestricted submarine warfare, attacking American merchant ships and liners carrying American passengers.

Map of German Gotha raid.    Map 10 from Volume V of the official history "The War in the Air" shows the track of Gotha aeroplane raids on Essex and Kent in May/June 1917. The Royal Air Force was formed largely in response to bombing raids such as this.

Map of German Gotha raid. Map 10 from Volume V of the official history "The War in the Air" shows the track of Gotha aeroplane raids on Essex and Kent in May/June 1917. The Royal Air Force was formed largely in response to bombing raids such as this.

RFC aircraft camera.    A RFC Type A aircraft camera from 1915. Aerial photography played a key role in gathering military intelligence and was used for artillery target spotting and infantry battle planning.

RFC aircraft camera. A RFC Type A aircraft camera from 1915. Aerial photography played a key role in gathering military intelligence and was used for artillery target spotting and infantry battle planning.

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).

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.

Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2b.    The B.E.2b was an aircraft used by the Royal Flying Corps early in the war for reconnaissance. It proved vulnerable to attack by enemy fighters and was withdrawn from front-line duty in 1915 to become a training aircraft.

Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2b. The B.E.2b was an aircraft used by the Royal Flying Corps early in the war for reconnaissance. It proved vulnerable to attack by enemy fighters and was withdrawn from front-line duty in 1915 to become a training aircraft.

Still from the wartime film 'Tails Up France'.    A section of the wartime film 'Tails Up France', also entitled 'The life of an RAF officer in France', shows how airmen were trained and how they, and their aircraft, worked. Watch excerpts at http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/8168856399/in/photostream       By permission IWM (Imperial War Museums) http://www.iwm.org.uk/?utm_source=RAF%2BMuseum_medium=exhibition_campaign=FWW%2Bexhibition

Still from the wartime film 'Tails Up France'. A section of the wartime film 'Tails Up France', also entitled 'The life of an RAF officer in France', shows how airmen were trained and how they, and their aircraft, worked. Watch excerpts at http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalairforcemuseum/8168856399/in/photostream By permission IWM (Imperial War Museums) http://www.iwm.org.uk/?utm_source=RAF%2BMuseum_medium=exhibition_campaign=FWW%2Bexhibition

Pinterest
Search