What’s it about? The Royal Air Force may be the youngest of the three-armed services but its near century-old history ranks amongst the finest annals of our national heritage. The sacrifice, skill & bravery of those who have worn 'light blue' in many forms are legendary. It is therefore vital that the tens of thousands of men & women who have given the RAF its world-renowned reputation should not be over-shadowed by the aircraft they have flown in or supported on the ground.
One Place Studies have similarities to both Family History & Local History & focus on a single place. The definition of ‘Place’ can vary & a study may take in a Village, Street, Stately home, Business, Graveyard etc. By researching the people, industry, environment, stories, images & any other information available we can learn so much more about the social history of that place through time. I suppose it is no surprise to hear that many Genealogists & Local Historians progre
In the decade before World War One the race was on for man to take flight! The Wright Brothers conquered this in 1903 when their aircraft reached a height of 10 feet & travelled a distance of 200 feet. Many other inventors tried to make better & faster machines, including Robert ‘Rab’ Black a cousin of my Great Grandmother! As a young boy my Grandfather & his brothers would stand in a field & watch Rab with his own flying machine reach the height of the telegraph poles. How e