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Title 14 assorted Royal Flying Corps photographs
Nationality British
Period c 1916

These photos, some 14 in all (only 10 here), came out of an album belonging to H. Colby (I bought them from the family and he is the one sitting cross-legged on the ground in the middle of the first group photo). He served with No. 6 Training Squadron at RAF Montrose (I also have his 'Air Board Technical Notes').

The best part of these photos show the maternity tunic in all its variations for different ranks. I imagine he photographed the pilots (with their aeroplanes) whom he served as ground crew.

There are quite a few other photos, but all of the box Brownie variety and mostly rather badly faded. These are the best.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Ephemera : Photos : British : 20th Century]


...the sword arrived safely today... My son, who shares my interest in antique edged weapons and for whom I bought the sword, is delighted.

G A, France, 24.01.2007

The bayonet arrived safe and sound this morning. It is absolutely magnificent. I am thrilled to bits with it. Thanks for all the interest you have shown.

My very best wishes, and thank you, very sincerely, once again.

L L, UK, 08.06.2005