Prestwick, United Kingdom
Digital Art - Digital Art Print
A section of Bristol Fighters (F2b) taking off, as dawn breaks, from a rough field in Flanders, winter of 1917/18. A tough mission in those desperate days at the start of 1918 when aircrew in a combat Sqdn were unlikely to last past the three week mark.
The Bristol F2b (Brisfit) was the original fighter/bomber and saw considerable service in the latter part of WW1. Subsequent to that it served with over 40 RAF Sqdns all over the world until the mid 30's, as well as with several foreign nations. It was particularly useful in the 'Colonial Policing' role and was deployed to China, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Oman and Aden (something familiar there, perhaps!!)
October 13th, 2011
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