Royal Flying Corps Kitbag
- 200 colour and black and white illustrations
- 268 pages
- First published 2020
- Author: Mark Hillier
When the First World War began in 1914, the newly formed Royal Flying Corps was put to the ultimate test. As the Great War raged, the developments in military aviation were profound, not only in terms of aerial warfare, but also—as this book reveals—in the uniforms and equipment the aircrew used.
All the objects that a Royal Flying Corps pilot or airman was issued for sorties over the Western Front are explored in this book. Amply illustrated with high-definition color photographs, it details everything from clothing and headgear to personal weapons, gloves, goggles and early life preservers. Each item is fully described, and its purpose and use explained.
MARK HILLIER is an author and historian, who, as well as being a member of the Royal Historical Society, is a Chartered Surveyor. A qualified pilot, he has flown for more than thirty years. With his main passion being the history of the RFC and RAF, he has researched, written, or co-authored twelve publications; his most recent works include the highly acclaimed Battle of Britain and Royal Flying Corps ‘kitbag’ titles. Mark has contributed to, and assisted on, many other publications and magazine articles. He regularly appears on TV and radio programmes and is a frequent public speaker on aviation related historical subjects. Mark provides curatorial support for aviation museums and advises on items within their collections.
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