Air VCs of the Great War

Nineteen Airmen were awarded the Victoria Cross in World War One out of a total 628 awards during the War. The VC was awarded for valour in the face of the enemy. The seventh air VC was won by Major Lionel Rees as OC 32 Squadron flying a DH2. He was also the first air ace flying an FB5 for which he won an MC Read More about “Air VCs of the Great War”

Our Vision

The WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust  is a registered Charity (1156699) set up to provide an enduring flying collection of World War I Allied and German aeroplanes. Our goal is the education of current and future generations as testimony to the aircrews of the Great War, their planes, and their sacrifice.

Keeping the Aviation Legacy of World War One Alive!

The WW1 AHT Collection will:

Advance your understanding of the history of the evolution of military aviation during the Great War by flying displays, dioramas and educational courses.
Demonstrate at air shows in the UK how the aircrews, technology and tactics evolved during WW1.
Support flypasts and static displays at commemorative events.
Offer apprenticeships in vintage aeroplane preservation, restoration and reproduction.

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