Formed in 1912 as a support force for the army operating overseas, the Royal Flying Corps found themselves adapting to the role of Home Defence in the Great War. Alongside the Royal Naval Air Service, they were thrust into action against the German Zeppelins and later, the Gotha heavy bombers. Initially set up with very little equipment or infrastructure, an effective air defence system was created. This formed the structure used during WWII and became a successful model for the creation of the present day Royal Air Force.
Whilst tangible evidence of the Royal Flying Corps is minimal in Lincolnshire today, this gives an account of what was happening in the green fiedls of the County during World War I. It tells the history of the formation of the RFC in the area and lists all of the thrity-eight landing gorupnds in Lincolnshire, with contemporary and modern photographs, maps and diagrams.
Prepared and Published by Chris Percy and Noel Ryan (Airfield Research Group) on behalf of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire
52 pages A5 soft cover booklet format with colour illustrations to the cover and black and white throughout.