Rare Royal Flying Corps , pre RAF , WW1 dated 1916 from a Light Bomber Plane . in Brent


Rare RAF Wooden Propeller Hub is from a WW1 British Reconnaissance/Light Bomber aircraft known as the R.E.8.
The R.E. stood for 'Reconnaissance Experimental'. They were first built in 1916 and started to appear on the Western Front at the end of 1916. They were mainly flown by The Royal Flying Corps before the Royal Air Force was formed in 1918. In this case the letters R.A.F. on the hub stand for 'Royal Aircraft Factory' where they were made. The letters 12 CYL on the hub refer to the V12 Cylinder engine. The R.E.8's were retired in 1918. That's pre RAF and how they used the letters on it's creation .
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