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100th anniversary of Royal Flying Corps celebrated at Yorkshire Air Museum
9:04am Saturday 14th April 2012 in News
THE 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Flying Corps has been celebrated at the Yorkshire Air Museum.
Marking the anniversary today, Ian Reed, director of the air museum, said: “The scope of our historic aircraft collection, which includes a ‘live’ example of an early SE5a, along with an Avro 504 and a BE2, allows the Yorkshire Air Museum to salute the service and sacrifice of the almost recklessly brave men who pioneered the Royal Flying Corps, and a new form of combat.”
After the end of World War One, the Royal Flying Corps evolved into the Royal Air F It is envisaged that the air museum’s SE5a, which has a running engine, will take part in a series of commemorative events across the UK marking the centenary of World War One in 2014.