Presentation Aircraft (WWI)

RESEARCH NOTES

Both public and private money was utilised to fund the war effort and appeals for private funding were made in the UK and in the British Commonwealth.

A “price list” for the various aircraft types was drawn up which showed that donations of a particular sum would entitle the donor to have their name inscribed on a randomly selected production aircraft of that type.

Aircraft utilised by No. 35 Squadron which carried donor markings included:

  • Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c 2661 [Baroda No.3]
  • Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c 2531 [‘Punjab No.23 Kamal’]
  • Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5767 [Punjab 36 Derajat]
  • Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c 2664 [Raghunath Aeroplane Goldinganj]
  • Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B255 [Malaya No. 3 “The Alma Baker’]
  • Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b 5229 [Punjab 9 Kalsia]
presentation-aircraft

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b 5229 (Punjab 9 Kalsia)
[Source: Narborough History Society]