Posts made in April, 2012

New account of N.S.11 record breaking flight

WWI aviation author Michael J Dunn has provided a new account of NS11’s record breaking flight – written by Air Mechanic Redvers Robert Heath, NS11’s 2nd wireless operator. It provides a very different view from that of the commander and gives us a vivid insight into what life would have been like on board during the 100 hours and 50 minutes flight. The account was used in Michael’s article on NS11’s world record flight in the Spring 2012 edition of Cross & Cockade International’s quarterly journal. Heath’s account can seen...

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New image of NS4

New image of NS4

A new acquisition to the image library is this magic lantern slide of N.S.4 – probably taken during the winter of 1917/18. Seen here ready for action, N.S.4 was one of the commands of N.S.11’s Captain W. K. F. G. Warneford.

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Pulham WWI airship photos rediscovered

Pulham WWI airship photos rediscovered

From BBC News website About 60 rare images of World War I airships operating from RNAS Pulham in Norfolk have been rediscovered by the family of the photographer. They were taken on the base by Royal naval Air Service’s photographer George Hamilton Wakefield from 1916 onwards. The images have been given to Pulham’s Pennoyer Centre which holds an archive of material about the air station. Sheila King, chairwoman of the centre, said: “We get offered a lot of pictures but as these started coming through we realised they were quite amazing. Mrs Owen is the great niece of George...

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