|Quoting GDB (Thread starter):|
1st April 2008 marks 90 years since the Army Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged, to create the world's first truly independent air arm.
|Quoting Banco (Reply 3):|
I guess we should be gracious and not carp that it was a bloody awful decision, shouldn't we?
|Quoting GDB (Reply 4):|
I don't blame them for this in 1918, who really knew what the potential of sea based air power was then, aside from observation.
Certainly not the Admirals, they were probably glad to be shot of worrying too much about these little, frail aircraft, what were they compared to a broadside from a Battleship?