The Year of '16
The years aircraft: The Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8
Stamford airfield was established in 1916 on Wittering Heath as a Royal Flying Corps base for No 38 Home Defence Sqn's anti-Zeppelin BE2C and BE12 fighters.
17 MayAn experiment is conducted at Harwich, in which a Porte Baby flying boat, piloted by John Cyril Porte, takes off with a Bristol Scout attached as a 'parasite' to its wing. The Scout, with Flight Sub- Lieutenant Day at the controls, detaches successfully at 300 metres (1,000 feet).