Central Flying School

Central Flying School: A school at Upavon on Salisbury Plain, run jointly by the War Office and Admiralty, where some sailors, most soldiers, and nearly all civilians accepted on probation for the Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C), or Royal Naval Air Service (R.N.A.S.), after passing the Royal Aero Club tests for the aviator's certificate, are trained to become capable of taking up duty with their own section of the Services. Commandant: Captain Godfrey Paine, C.B., M.V.O., R.N.. [1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.139.

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