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April 1

1918 British Royal Air Force is founded

On April 1, 1918, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) is formed as an amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). The RAF took its place beside the British navy and army as a separate military service with its own ministry.

In April 1911, eight years after the American brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first-ever flight of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft, an air battalion of the British army's Royal Engineers was formed at Larkhill in Wiltshire. The battalion consisted of aircraft, airship, balloon and man-carrying kite companies. In December 1911, the British navy formed the Royal Naval Flying School at Eastchurch, Kent. The following May, both were absorbed into the newly created Royal Flying Corps, which established a new flying school at Upavon, Wiltshire, and formed new airplane squadrons. In July 1914 the specialized requirements of the navy led to the creation of RNAS.

Barely more than a month later, on August 4, Britain declared war on Germany and entered World War I. At the time, the RFC had 84 aircraft, while the RNAS had 71 aircraft and seven airships. Later that month, four RFC squadrons were deployed to France to support the British Expeditionary Force. During the next two years, Germany took the lead in air strategy with technologies like the zeppelin airship and the manual machine gun. England’s towns and cities subsequently underwent damaging bombing raids and its pilots were defeated in the skies by German flying aces such as Manfred von Richthofen, dubbed “The Red Baron.”

Repeated German air raids led British military planners to push for the creation of a separate air ministry, which would carry out strategic bombing against Germany. On April 1, 1918, as a result of these efforts, the RAF was formed, along with a female branch of the service, the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF).

By the war's end in November 1918, the RAF had dropped 5,500 tons of bombs and claimed 2,953 enemy aircraft destroyed, gaining clear air superiority along the Western Front and contributing to the Allied victory over Germany and the other Central Powers. It had also become the largest air force in the world at the time, with some 300,000 officers and airmen—plus 25,000 members of the WRAF—and more than 22,000 aircraft.
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Events
1 1918 The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service are combined to form the Royal Air Force

Births
1 1891 Herbert TraversEngland
2 1891 Armand de TurenneFrance
3 1892 Ludwig GaimGermany
4 1894 James CoombeEngland
5 1899 Adrian FranklynEngland

Deaths
1 1917 Alfred MohrGermany
2 1918 Fred BanburyCanada
3 1968 Sydney KnightsEngland

Claims
1 1915 Jean NavarreFrance #1
2 1916 Heinrich ArntzenGermany #1
3 1916 Rudolf BertholdGermany #4
4 1918 John GordonAustralia #5
5 1918 Robert LittleAustralia #39
6 1918 William DuncanCanada #7
7 1918 John GreeneCanada #4
8 1918 William HarrisonCanada #11
9 1918 Kenneth JunorCanada #6
10 1918 George MacKayCanada #7
11 1918 Walter BealesEngland #5
12 1918 Philip BurgeEngland #3
13 1918 Hugh NangleEngland #4
14 1918 Herbert RowleyEngland #9
15 1918 James SlaterEngland #14
16 1918 William StatonEngland #7
17 1918 Joseph de SevinFrance #8
18 1918 Xavier MoissinacFrance #1 #2
19 1918 Hans BöhningGermany #8
20 1918 Rudolf FranckeGermany #9
21 1918 Heinrich GeiglGermany #10 #11
22 1918 Walter GöttschGermany #19
23 1918 Franz HemerGermany #6
24 1918 Johannes KleinGermany #5
25 1918 Otto KönneckeGermany #16
26 1918 Heinrich KrollGermany #23
27 1918 Karl MenckhoffGermany #21
28 1918 Hans PippartGermany #9
29 1918 Arthur RahnGermany #5
30 1918 Wilhelm ReinhardGermany #11
31 1918 Friedrich von RöthGermany #7 #8 #9 #10
32 1918 Hugo SchäferGermany #3
33 1918 Wilhelm SeitzGermany #6
34 1918 Eugen SiempelkampGermany #1
35 1918 Hans WolffGermany #2 #3
36 1918 Maurice CooperIreland #4
37 1918 George McElroyIreland #22
38 1918 Douglas BellSouth Africa #14
39 1918 Thomas WilliamsSouth Africa #2

Losses
1 1917 Alfred MohrGermanykilled in action
2 1918 Fred BanburyCanadakilled in crash
3 1918 Kenneth LeaskEnglandforced to land 3 times
4 1918 Henry CroweIrelandkilled in action; shot down; survived



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