The Sunday Living History Interview – Percy Francis, Royal Flying Corps -Grandfather of Geoff and Gordon Le Pard | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Percy Francis was fascinated by flying. Today it would not be unusual, but this was 1911. Powered flight was only a few years old and the primitive machines that clawed their way into the sky were incredibly dangerous. But Percy loved it. By 1911 he was by his own account ‘involved in aeronautical research’, and in 1912 he was an official of the London Aero Club helping to run…

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4 thoughts on “The Sunday Living History Interview – Percy Francis, Royal Flying Corps -Grandfather of Geoff and Gordon Le Pard | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

  1. A great story, and nice of Sally to feature it this week. I had a great uncle who was in the RFC during the First War. He was a gunner in a large bomber, and told me many stirring tales when I was young.
    His name was John Hart, but I haven’t been able to find out too much about him. We used to holiday at his cottage in Penryn. He was always referred to as a ‘confirmed bachelor’ by my parents. Something of a euphemism in the late 1950s.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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