The Year of  '12

The years aircraft: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was created by Royal Warrant 100 years ago on 13 April 1912 and established a month later in May. The RFC can trace its origins back to the Royal Engineers and the early flying experiments undertaken by the Army from the 1870s, and by the Royal Navy from the 1900s. This pioneering work demonstrated the potential for using balloons, kites, airships and finally aeroplanes for a military purpose. . As a result the RFC was established in 1912