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Exmouth - 5th Viscount.,
Hon. Edward Addington Hargreaves Pellew

 

The Coronet of a Viscount

 

5th Viscount Exmouth, 1915 at Shoreham in front of a Maurice Farman Shorthorn biplane

The 5th Viscount Exmouth
at Shoreham 1915 in front of a Maurice Farman Shorthorn biplane.

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Mons Trio, awarded to Lieut. 5th Viscount Exmouth

Mons Trio
 (1914 Mons Star, War Medal & Victory Medal)

In April 1911 an air battalion of the Royal Engineers was formed, consisting of one balloon and one airplane company. In December 1911 the British Admiralty formed the first naval flying school, at the Royal Aero Club ground at Eastchurch, Kent.

In May 1912 a combined Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was formed with naval and military wings and a Central Flying School at Upavon on Salisbury Plain. The specialized aviation requirements of the navy made it appear, however, that separate organization was desirable, and on July 1, 1914, the naval wing of the RFC became the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), the military wing retaining the title Royal Flying Corps.

On the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, the RFC, possessing a total of 179 airplanes, sent four squadrons to France. 

On April 1, 1918, the RNAS and RFC were absorbed into the Royal Air Force (RAF)

 

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