Cap badge, Royal Flying Corps, 1912 (c)
The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was formed in 1912. It consisted of a Military and Naval wing, and a Central Flying School that provided training for pilots of both wings. The science of aviation was still new in 1912, so the RFC spent its first two years testing aircraft and their capabilities for artillery spotting, aerial photography and night flying.
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National Army Museum, Army gallery