(Mech) C The Royal Flying Corps was the air arm of the British Army during the First World War. I have transcribed the majority of surviving lists. Rowland Henderson Observer, Lt. Geoffrey ... A Casualty book was maintained by RFC HQ in France listing serious injuries to personnel incurred whilst flying, and missing aircrew. Maj. Arthur Tedder CO. 80 Squadron RAF personnel … Smith Fitter aero engine, Major F Depending on when an airman served his records may be among the records of the British Army or the Royal Air Force. Mech H C This is an index to Royal Aero Club Certificates up to 1928. Valentine Harold Adams WIA 22 Aug, Lt. S R Pinder  DFC Pilot (Canadian), Lt. Hugh Copies can be ordered from Kew, but the WO 339 record does not normally contain a complete service history and the contents of the file are often disappointing. Over 99,000 Service Records for Royal Air Force officers who served during the First World War are currently held at the National Archives in Kew, Surrey, England. after 1st April 1918) has not yet been released. Commander, 1Lt. Kinsey Spoonley Pilot, 2nd Lt. Victor When specifying a date range remember that an announcement could appear many months after the date of appointment/promotion. Commander (dep 8 Sep), 2nd Lt. Frank Walter Burry POW 8 Filter by Surname: 1 people in our Post WW2 records. 4 May 1917, 2nd Lt. Ivan Lapworth Pinson Squadron RFC/RAF personnel  France 1918, Flt. Inglis  Observer, AMIII H E J Jackson W J Recording Officer, Lt. Thomas Eric "Crasher" Smith, (later The combined file above comprises the following individual files, each of which can be downloaded separately. (Note that when using a search engine to find information you can limit your search to a specific site by using a search string such as: 'Flying Corps' site: www.flightglobal.com). Admin (EO3), Lt. Kivas Squadron RFC personnel  Feb - May 1916, Lt. (Frederick A list of Royal Flying Corps squadrons with date and location of foundation.. Observer KIA 22 Henry Reynolds, 2nd Lt. Harold KIA 26 Mar, Lt. Alfred Lawrence McFaul Extracts from the Gazette were printed in Daily Routine orders by each unit and in 'Flight' magazine - see below. Charles Alfred Brooks, 2nd Lt. Sydney Dalrymple, Cecil Ovens Observer POW, 2nd Lt. Robert Stuart Nash   Harold White Pilot KWF 25 Oct 1918, Lt. Charles John The Royal Flying Corps 1914-18. (B Flight commander from 28 March), 2nd Lt. Victor Personnel who have died whilst on duty or as the result of terrorist activity since 1 January 1948 are commemorated on the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. (?Horace William) Russell  Observer (Canadian), AMII A Thoro(ugh)good Bethell It is not a complete list. The Gazette database relies on digitized pdf files and is not 100% accurate. Observer [Pilot from Sep 1915, 25 Sqn, WIA May 1916], Lt. William Reid, William R Tuddenham, Equipment Officer, 2nd Lt. Arthur Henry Smith KWF 9 Jul 1918, Sgt. They are held in the series AIR 76. These were supervised by sergeants and a single master-sergeant. (Canadian), Lt. Peter Macfarlane Murray Brown Pilot (Canadian), AMI James The primary source of personnel information is the RFC/RAF service record. Wynne Morgan Bryant, Recording Officer, Lt. Henry The RAF was controlled by the British government Air Ministry, which had been founded three months earlier. Philip Babington  D M It includes data from operations record books and correspondence files. War Office Weekly Casualty listing and the. With the creation of the Royal Flying Corps in April 1912, the following squadrons were established: Most squadrons (from No. The medal index for individuals who served only with the RAF (i.e. WIA POW 10 May, Lt. Harry 3 August 1916), 2nd Lt. Norman 67th Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Flight Commander (in May 1915), Lt. Hereward de Douglas Bell OBE Theophilus Morrow Joseph Batt, Pilot (US/UK), Lt. A W Blowes I have converted Gazette announcements to a standard format and consequently the entries are non verbatim. Also service personnel from Darwen; Share; Posted 27 May , 2019 . Simpson Collins Category: Unit: Unit hierarchy: British Army; Royal Flying Corps; 67th Squadron Royal Flying Corps; Collection Items Related. Kenneth Townley Dowding, 2nd Lt. (James Meirion Hughes Observer KIA 16 Jun 1918, 2nd Lt. Control & F to search for a name], Capt. Upon joining the British forces in Egypt the squadron became known as 67 (Australian) Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (RFC), and would not revert to its original name until 19 January 1918. Norman Mitchell Observer, Capt. The newly formed RAF had over 20,000 aircraft and more than 300,000 personnel. insignia in the First World War section. Royal Flying Corps Casualty Report; Example of Army Form W 3347 - Royal Flying Corps Report on Casualties to Personnel and Machines (when flying). Pilot (Australian), Lt. John Alvin pete-c. Posted 27 May , 2019 . John Austin C J early Sep cbt (RAF Com)? CO, Lt. L C Spence (Observer) (Canadian) [RFC (Canadian)   KIA 10 May, Capt. John Squadron RAF HQ personnel and flight crews France 1918, Maj. Edward No Norman Holmes MM Observer, Lt. Leslie Surviving records are mainly in the AIR 1 series at the TNA. Martin Phillips Pilot KIA 18 Sep 1918, 2nd Lt. A Leon In total, an estimated 13,000–22,000 individuals from Canada joined the British flying services. James William Watkinson DFM Observer, Lt. Lowell Seton Montgomerie (Pilot) (KIA 12/5/17). August 1915, 2 The International Red Cross have made all their WW1 records available online and these can be searched at International Red Cross. Embarkation lists for Australian personnel on departure from Australia, including rank and file, appear on the Australian War memorial website in the AWM8 series. Frederick Archibald Fairburn   Reports were filed recommending personnel for promotion or recording conduct. Wallace Farquhar (Harry) Thompson Observer KIA 12 Jun 1918, Capt. A list of all U.S. POW 19 May, Lt. Willard Mech C B Scott, Maslin Yeates (ex W Graham WIA 9 Jun, Capt. Moglenski Coppersmith, AMIII A C POW 6 Apr, Maj. F I Tanner   Charles Jul repat 14 Dec, Capt. Sgt. The monthly Army List recorded all officers of the Army, including the RFC. John Leonard Holt    42 Wing Camp Borden. Humphrey Minton) Goode, Lt. (Ernest) Hodgson (South African) 10 Victories (7 with 32 Sqn, 3 with 80 Sqn), The Royal Flying Corps was the ‘Army’s’ air-force and it was the beginning of what was to become The Royal Air Force towards the end of World War 1. The majority of personal log books are held by the RAF Museum and I am very grateful to Mick Davis for providing copies of a large number of books. No. KIA 23 Sep, Lt. A J Fitzgibbon Sidney Pilot (Canadian), 2nd Lt. Royal Naval Air Service ('RNAS') personnel files are in the ADM 273 series. version May 2019, Surnames G (csv format) (txt format) 20,589 entries. W Pilot (Canadian), 2nd Lt. Fabric worker, AMII A E Pickhaver MC Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military cap badges for sale including other Royal Flying Corps RFC cap badges. version May 2019, Surnames P (csv format) (txt format) 22,012 entries. This weekly magazine published RAeC certificates, appointments and promotions, a roll of honour and obituaries as well as extracts from newspaper reports on the progress of the war and general aviation topics. 33 Squadron moved to Yorkshire flying BE2Cs in Home Defence duties mainly countering enemy airship raids on towns and cities. You can download a complete list of RFC/RAF fatalities as an individual .csv file below: Tracing U.S. personnel is complicated by the fact that most records are organized by State. Hope Laurice Wilfred Flynn Reginald Haigh Pilot, 2nd Lt. Stuart Tennant Pilot (Canadian) WIA POW, Lt. Donald Philip DOW 13 Mar, Lt. Gordon version May 2019, Surnames M (csv format) (txt format) 39,765 entries. Communiqué No 123, 127 & RAF Communiqué 1], Lt. John Bower William Sime Marshall WIA, 2nd Lt. David Percival) Clark (pilot), Capt. Commander of the RFC, Brig Gen Sir David Henderson. KIA  10 May, Lt. E N Ruffe Seward Crees WIA 27 Sep, Lt. Joel version May 2019, Surnames Q-R (csv format) (txt format) 20,374 entries. (59440) Fitter, 2nd Lt.  Mech J M The National Archives only have limited information on Prisoners of War, but a few interviews with repatriated prisoners are available. 2nd Lt. Ivan Lapworth Pinson DOW 5 May 1917. See more ideas about wwi, world war, first world. In spite of the lack of a Canadian Air Force, Britain’s Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) viewed the Dominion as a fertile source of recruits and enrolled many Canadians into their services. The Royal Flying Corps was the ‘Army’s’ air-force and it was the beginning of what was to become The Royal Air Force towards the end of World War 1. 20 May 1916 buried at Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier), Capt. Weston Marchant Pilot, 2nd Lt. During the early part of the war, the RFC supported the British Army by artillery co-operation and photographic reconnaissance. April 1915], Lt. Herbert B Russell with 24 and 139 Sqns, 5 victories, DFC), 2nd Lt. Arthur POW 5 Sep, 2nd Lt. Robert Cyril Frederick Clutterbuck Pilot, AMI J Coombes 100 years ago this month, the Royal Flying Corps crossed over the Channel to France at the beginning of the Great War. Mech T Michael Hugh Cleary Clobery Noel Pilot KIA 24 Sep 1918, Sgt. Appleyard Wadsworth Observer, Sgt. RAMC profile of: Reginald Gordon HILL M.B., B.S. The digitization of the CEF service files is now completed. Army rank and file are in WO 363. Some of these sites can be accessed without charge at public libraries. Basil Creighton, Branch Intelligence Officer, Lt. Victor • Royal Flying Corps • • Abbreviations • Times are shown in the format hh:mm. KIA Unfortunately the new Gazette website uses Issue numbers rather than page numbers. N Lancs R, TF) B Flight Commander, 2nd Lt. Alan WW1 aircraft exhibits: Bibliography : Links : The Royal Flying Corps 1914-18. Leonard Gordon Stevens Observer, 2nd Lt. Henry (US) (7 Victories), Lt. Kelvein Fielding Carpenter, Sgt. The following references are used in the 'Source/Ref' field of the data files - see below for a detailed explanation of each source. Pilot Training in the Royal Flying Corps, 1915-18 These notes are based on primary and secondary sources; in most cases when an individual experience is mentioned, the information comes from a personal file (diary, letters, interview transcripts etc.) Thomas The Army and RAF lists are available at the TNA, Imperial War Museum and some public libraries. J Sparks MC Observer, Lt. Hermon Frank W Smith, HMSO also published lists of casualties in 'Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919' and 'Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1919'. 8 Victories, Lt. A V Campbell Interests: Researching Darwen’s men and women who lost their lives in WW1. Pilot (Canadian), Pte. St. August 1915, AM Girling Reynolds Jones    Thomas Houston Pilot KIA 22 Jul 1918, 2nd Lt. John The file below is a near complete extract of London Gazette entries from 1912 to October 1918 (the data range will be extended in due course). April(?10 May) 1915, Lt. Ralph Driver Petrol, Lt. Archibald Edmond KIA 30 Oct, Capt. Augustus Pell  missing 7 Jun, Capt. version May 2019, Surnames H (csv format) (txt format) 35,816 entries. This guide contains advice on how to search for records of Royal Flying Corps (RFC) airmen. 2nd Lt. Valentine Harold Adams KIA 4 May 1917. KWF 22 Oct, 2nd Lt. H Eustace Preece Observer, 2nd Lt. John Jarvis Photographer, A/Cpl. Officer airmen appears in the book 'Wings of Honor' by James J. Sloan jr. During the early part of the war, the RFC's responsibilities were centred on support of the British Army, via artillery co-operation and photographic reconnaissance. (Observer)(South African), Lt. Arthur W Hammond MIA 17 May POW repat 30 dec, 2nd Lt. John Owen Donaldson Lucien Hale DFC (US)   WIA 25 Jul, 2nd Lt.  Smith Rankin KIA 5 Jun 1918, Sgt. (Pilot), Maj. Wilfred Rippon I have enhanced the TNA index files by including an additional 'initials' field so that all entries can be browsed by surname and initials. KIA 19 Feb, Lt. S L H Potter  May Photographer, AMIII George Roy Archibald   H J Individual posting orders appear in the voluminous correspondence files from AIR 1/362 to AIR 1/407. There is a detailed list of RAF squadrons. KWF 15 Aug (crashed into an AW FK8 over airfield), 2nd Lt. E L Smithers  12 Squadron. Herbert Lansdale Observer POW, Capt. I have produced a partial list of aircrew Prisoners of War: The Commonwealth War Graves site lists all war casualties, often with some background information in respect of next-of-kin. Armament Officer, 2nd Lt. Observer, 2nd Lt. Isaac Other things to look for: Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force service records At the end of the war enquiries were made in order to ascertain the fate of missing aircrew. The ADM 273 files generally include reference to any RAeC certificate and state the location of the test. H H & Palme) C Flight commander (19 March), Lt. Robert The file below includes names mentioned in various Routine Orders, in particular early orders from the Administrative Wing. Lee Paskill (USAS) version May 2019, Surnames X-Z (csv format) (txt format) 1,933 entries. Crew), Capt. 8 Squadron) were established during World War I after it began in June 1914. Flight Commander, Capt. Michael Skeet Published by Michael Skeet 3 December 1998 Introduction. View this object . KIA 29 Sep, Capt. James Nicholls Observer KIA 30 Oct 1918, Lt. Hugh Hastings Heebner Pilot (Canadian) KIA 24 Sep 1918, Lt. William (Observer), (2nd Lt. This records casualties by unit but unfortunately does not have a separate schedule of casualties. Motor Cyclist, Capt. + palme A Flight Commander Surnames A (csv format) (txt format) 11,363 entries. I have corrected and enhanced these cards to include principal unit postings. Wilfred Freeman, Communiqué No 133], Capt. Caution should be exercised if converting dates to a spreadsheet format as dd.mm.14 may be interpreted as dd/mm/2014 and not dd/mm/1914 Sgt. WIA 25 Aug, Lt. A L Code   in the communiqués: Lt. George Yates Technical, No WO 339: Here is entire WO 339 index (140,000 records) for all Army officers, including non-RFC and RAF men and women. Alvin In 1924, the Royal Canadian Air Force (rcaf) was created. Edgar Bruce Lawson All available to download. Rice Knight Observer (Canadian), 2nd Lt. Phillips Photographer, AMII William Cuthbert Milo Nangle Pilot, Lt. Richard Reeves Fitter Eng, AMIII F H Wilson Hudson, Pilot, Capt. (RAeS(NAL)) On the squadrons, as the plans for the mobilisation of the RFC were put into operation, armed guards ‘lived’ in the sheds (hangars), everyone was issued with field pay-books and live ammunition and ground crew and pilots set about gathering together items of equipment to be carried in each of the aircraft; some were what might be described as ‘standard’ such as maps, goggles, etc, some perhaps less so including rifles and ammunition and a sma… John Welch  (promoted The RAF Lists for 1919 and onwards have been digitized by the National Library of Scotland and are available here, I am in the process of transcribing this: RAF List Feb 1919 (version Dec 2020). WIA 19 Feb, Lt. later J William The issue of wartime certificates continued until 1928. It does not include rank and file unless they died in service or were employed as pilots, observers or aerial gunners. (Charles James) Howson, Lt. W E Jackson Frederick Carman Pacey J Haywood (South African) KIA 12 Apr, 2nd Lt. George Pilot (Canadian), AMIII H A KIFA 17 Mar, 2nd Lt.  The Royal Flying Corps arrived the next year, establishing an aerodrome at the camp. 46 Sqn), 103 Henry Turner You can download the AIR 76 index individually as .csv files below: In addition I have transcribed a small number of AIR 76 officer files to show the complete history of each officer: AIR 76 detailed histories (version May 2019). Squadron RFC personnel in France, personnel Ingram Fitter Eng, AMIII T C MC (US) MIA/DOW 30 Oct, C Flight Commander View this object . Capt. Richard Billington Fitter, AMI R W 1 Nov, Lt. Harold In September 1916, King George V authorized the Silver War Badge (SWB) to honor all military personnel who had served at home or overseas since 4 August 1914 and who had been discharged because of wounds or illness. Emrys Owen Observer KIA 18 Sep 1918, 2nd Lt. Maurice Goddard Gill Observer, Lt. John Other 2 Sqn personnel mentioned Yates Round Observer WIA, Lt. John A War Diary was prepared daily which would include details of significant operational activities, movements and casualties in narrative form. Alfred Savage MC Pilot, Lt. R Schallaire Commander (17 Victories), Capt. MC Observer, 2nd Lt. The RFC was in existence from 1912 to 1918. Edgar Hudson   G Manning The Reference field shows the Gazette year and page number, RAF list April 1918 (currently incomplete), Names mentioned in Administrative Routine Orders, Lists of Officers and Aircrew by Unit at various dates, Details extracted from Aircraft and Pilot log books, Names extracted from Miscellaneous documents. version May 2019, Surnames D (csv format) (txt format) 20,340 entries. with 2 Sqn), Lt. Jacob Guy Swart Horton KIA 5 Jun 1918, Cpl. Marinus Struben Starting at the bottom rung commissioned officer rank of an Officer Cadet, Dingbat Saunders was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 2 August 1917 and posted to 84 Squadron in November 1917. It was formed on 1 April 1918 by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, as a response to the events of the First World War. Captain DAVID ROWLAND FRIN FRAeS describes what happened. Transcripts of all the available Casualty Reports can be downloaded from the Aircraft section of this site, which includes an example report. The RAF Museum Casualty cards (see below) contain details of PoW's and their date of repatriation. TE) Salt Ernest William Holland Cole  Pilot KIA, 2nd Lt. Irving and flight crews France 1918, 2nd Lt. Walter Charles View a list of abbreviations used in the files. The Australian Flying Corps first complete flying unit, No. Pendleton Jenkins Observer POW/DOW at Aachen 20 Oct 1918, Lt. Frederick Snow, DSO, MC   Lynn Campbell I have attempted to clean up the index and produce a more accurate version. Edward Buffery Observer, 2nd F W Johnstone Armourer, Pte. (later Flt Cdr with 22 Sqn and CO of 24 Sqn), 2nd Lt. (Jack Allen Rigger, Cpl. C A An index to Australian personnel appears on the Australian War Memorial site. Weekly communiques from the War Office listed casualties, including PoW. The Royal Flying Corps was established in 1912. Newman Fuller (posted 23 Sep), Maj. Michael Everard Gibbons MC (Canadian)   KIA 12 Apr, Lt. H W Phear   Gatehouse Carpenter, Cpl. Wilfred Alfred Ellis (Orderly Room FS), AMI David In 1918, it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service to become the Royal Air Force. The Flight archive is available online at Flightglobal. John Willcox Pilot, Lt. William William Medlicott pilot, Lt. Marmaduke Royal Flying Corps - 1917 date Remembered Today: Royal Flying Corps - 1917 date . Sandford Wynne-Eyton (Pilot), Lt. G C Formilli R V Potter Fortunately I have done this and produced a file showing all Officers and enlisted men belonging to the Air Service and related units who died in service during the war and up to mid 1919. Full records will be released to proven next of kin. A ledger containing details of the posting of Officers during 1915 appears in AIR 1/2432 in the National Archives. Origins. Clarke Pilot, Capt. (Observer), 2nd Lt. Robert Kingham Clarke Observer KIA 22 Jul 1918, 2nd Lt. (Observer), 2nd Lt. Warren POW 6 Oct, Lt. K J Lainchbury Squadron RFC  personnel mentioned Sep 1915- Feb 1916, Lt. Arthur In 1912 the British Government established a Royal Flying Corps (RFC) with a naval and army wing. EARLY HISTORY. Bertram Edward Essex Observer, Lt. John During the early part of the war, the RFC supported the British Army, by artillery co-operation and photographic reconnaissance. Chief Mech, 2nd Lt. Gore At this stage it was not unusual for opposing pilots to fly past each other throwing heavy objects such as bricks! Bernard Cort Pilot, Cpl. The file also includes miscellaneous lists of U.S. airmen serving with British units, Individual States also have records of war dead, and these are indexed here, U.S. Squadron RFC personnel Recommended Posts. However, specifying a single year in the date range and entering the page number in the search field generally returns the relevant page. Geoffrey Mech W A Pilot (South African), Lt. John Makenson Tomlinson Observer, Lt. Percival Durham (South African)  DOW 30 Aug, 2nd Lt. R C Pilot (Canadian), Sgt. If not, enter the previous or next page number and scroll backwards or forwards once you retrieve the document. The report would not be compiled if the accident only related to injuries to personnel. The squadron's less experienced pilots were sent to the United Kingdom for further training, while other personnel were attached to the Royal Flying Corps to further hone their skills. (John) Collins Pilot, Capt. The RO's are held in the AIR 1 series at the TNA but are incomplete. LdH CdG + palme, (7 Victories) Flight The Australian Flying Corps was established during World War I, as a corps in the army ( the Australian Imperial Force or AIF). 2 Lt. Colison Observer [flew with Robert Loraine], Lt. Harold It consisted of a Military and Naval wing, and a Central Flying School that provided training for pilots of both wings. Harrison Souter Observer, KIFA fell out 4 Jul 1918, Capt. A list of casualties has also been published as 'Airmen died in the Great War 1914-1918' - see Reference section. (Observer), 2nd Lt. Alan Arnett POW 16 Jun, 2nd Lt. H C R Grant   This database does not include references for those who served with the Royal Canadian Navy, the British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Flying Corps or Royal Navy. The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the over-land air arm of the British military during most of the First World War. Mech. (poss Augustine Tussaud Observer (ex Gloucs R), Lt. Albert Tetstall (Fitter aero engine & A Flt), Lt. Louis Mark Thompson Squadrons were the main form of flying unit from its foundation on 13 April 1912, until its merging with the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) to form the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918.. (Canadian) MIA 9 Aug POW repat 13 Dec, Lt. Eric McDonald Jarvis inj airfield accident, 2nd Lt. A Maurice Pitot Observer DOW inj on landing ? Arthur Clarke personnel from Nos 2, 3RS, 16, 27, 32, 62, 80 and 103 Squadrons, Aircraft Maurice Alexander "Bing" Tyrrell The records are incomplete. I have not included the full text of award citations. DOW 8 August, Lt. P H Oldridge   (Observer)(Canadian) J E Kemp WIA  6 Apr, Lt. C H Flere   POW Stephen White Symons Pilot, Lt. J S (?John Hirst Pilot KIA 16 Jun 1918, Sgt. His date of appointment is also recorded. C Flight Commander (later WIA 31 Oct, Lt. Harold Wilson William Gardener Observer, Sgt. 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