oak Posted 13 December , 2004 Share Posted 13 December , 2004 Is any member aware if a photograph exists of Erskine Childers in Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) uniform? Childers was born in London to an English father and an Irish mother. He served in the Boer War and later came to public attention as the author of "Riddle of the Sands." In July 1914 he brought German guns to Dublin on board his yacht "Asgard", to arm those who wished to see Home Rule granted to Ireland. (His action was in response to an earlier Unionist importation of German guns for those who wished to block the introduction of Home Rule for Ireland). Upon the outbreak of war he joined the RNAS. On Christmas eve 1914 he took part in the raid on Cuxhaven. He later served in the Med. He was executed by the Irish government in 1922, during the Irish Civil War. While a number of biographies show photos of Childers in army uniform during the Boer War, I have yet to come across a photo of him in RNAS uniform. I would be very grateful if any member could help me on this. Regards, Philip Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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