The forgotten Scot who was the RAF's founding father

The forgotten Scot who was the RAF's founding father
 

As the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary, there are calls for a Glaswegian to be recognised as its "founding father."
Lt-Gen Sir David Henderson had a distinguished career in the Army, fighting with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the Zulu and Boer Wars and the Sudan.
But his pivotal role in establishing the RAF in the final year of World War One has largely been forgotten.
It was his proposal, in a seven-page memorandum, which persuaded Prime Minister David Lloyd George to combine the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) - a branch of the Army - and the Royal Naval Air... read more

 
1 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 58
Source: BBC
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