I received a request last week regarding the cockpit instruments that were standard in the Royal Aircraft Factory RE8, one of the mainstays of the Corps squadrons in the Royal Flying Corps / Royal Air Force during WW1. I have reproduced below a photograph of a typical RE8 cockpit and labelled each gauge/instrument to the best of my knowledge.
The End of an Old Friend
January 14, 2015
6 Squadron Royal Air Force is about to celebrate its 100th birthday, as it was formed on 31st January 1914 at Farnborough. It seemed a good time to st...