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After such an amazing response to my first ever posting on your forum (in fact, any forum, ever) I've attached a group photo from my family album. Unfortunately I know nothing about it. Can anyone shed any light at all on this group. I'd be very grateful for any information.

Thanks in advance.

Colin

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Looks like a group of RFC (Royal Flying Corps) men to me. Note caps and "maternity" tunics (buttoning across front) and what appear to be RFC shoulder titles.

Chris

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The officers don't seem to be wearing pilot's wings (although the one in the middle might have an observer's half wing, or it might be a blemish): I wonder if this indicates a training establishment in the UK rather than an operational squadron in France?

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The officers don't seem to be wearing pilot's wings (although the one in the middle might have an observer's half wing, or it might be a blemish): I wonder if this indicates a training establishment in the UK rather than an operational squadron in France?

Or perhaps a maintenance/depot unit.

Fairly impressive building in the background. Big wooden beams and tiled roof. If I had to guess I would say continental Europe rather than UK. Farm blg around a courtyard?

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And a group of 6 attached, non-RFC, officers in the middle, including one Jock (the one on the left with a Glengarry) and various collar dogs.

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And a group of 6 attached, non-RFC, officers in the middle, including one Jock (the one on the left with a Glengarry) and various collar dogs.

This was common for aircrew officers as it still is today for the present day Army Air Corps. Indeed Prince Harry fulfils a similar role currently. I agree that the photo looks like a large RFC depot such as Farnborough.

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Thanks for these very helpful replies. I'm trying to tie this in with my ancestors and unfortunately I'm not aware of any in the RFC. The only possible connection I can think of might be a reference from ancestry.com when researching Charles Stanley Fisher (see my other thread "Cap Badge Confusion") who died of flu with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Aintree (which I never knew so thanks for that). Ancestry gave his theatre of war as "Brough - sic". I never understood this but there was a WW1 airfield there (and still an airfield today I believe). Could he have been guarding the airfield? possibly with another regiment? or perhaps it's just a red-herring!

Thanks

Colin

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