To honour the pilots who served with gallantry and distinction during the Great War of 1914 – 1918.
This displays a typical Royal Flying Corps Officer’s sleeping quarters somewhere in France around 1917. Note the silk scarf worn by most flight crews to prevent chaffing of the neck. This was because most airmen were constantly twisting and turning their necks in looking out for enemy aircraft. The scarf was also handy for wiping the oil from their goggles.