Royal Flying Corps Kitbag

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25 November 2020
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Royal Flying Corps Kitbag: Aircrew Uniforms and Equipment from the War Over the Western Front in WWI Royal Flying Corps Kitbag: Aircrew Uniforms and Equipment from the War Over the Western Front in WWI
The Royal Flying Corps was formed by Royal Warrant on 13 April 1912, and came into being a month later when the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Military Wing of the new Corps in May.

Whether you’re a collector of Royal Flying Corps items, or just interested in the subject, then you’re going to want a copy of Mark Hillier’s book. This is a glossy, illustrated guide to the flying clothing, equipment and uniforms of those intrepid flyers. However, it doesn’t stop there, there’s also a look at the badges, insignia and even buttons before Mark gets on to paperwork and documents. Some of this is in museums, other elements are in private collections, showing the great range of items that can be collected.

It finishes off with armbands, hats, uniforms and badges as the RFC transitioned into the RAF. Packed with colour photos and period images, this is an absolute treat for anyone interested in the RFC.

  • Frontline Books
  • ISBN 978-1-5267-5299-4
  • 272 pages. Hardback. £25

 

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