|The invention of powered Aircraft at the turn of the century was quickly exploited by the military.|
At first they acted as observers from the air.They progressed to dropping darts on the enemy.
Aircraft were later fitted with machine guns and bombs.
Aerial combat was born.
Naturally more RFC men acted as ground crew than actually flew.
RFC members wore a similar kakhi drab uniform as the infantry but cut with a distinctive fly front covering the chest.It was known in jest as a "maternity smock".On each shoulder was a cloth title ,white on dark navy blue "Royal Flying Corps"
Photographer: S. Guilleminot. Boespflug t Cte- Paris
Inscribed on the reverse in ink: To Winnie with love from George