Trainees at the RNAS Flight Training School, Vendome, France, 1917

Trainees at the RNAS Flight Training School, Vendome, France, 1917

Probationary Flight Officers listed as under instruction at the Royal Naval Air Service flying training school at Vendome, central France, according to 'the Navy List for August 1917, corrected to 18 July 1917'. A few went on to become Air Vice-Marshalls etc; several died during training, or soon after entering war zones; many were soon demobbed and disapppeared into ordinary life, as it was coming to the end of the War. There were many Canadians as well as British.

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  • Profile picture for Frank Booth

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy PI 39320 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 39320 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Manston

    Royal Navy PI 39320 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Manston-Dunkirk

  • Profile picture for Harvey Tennant Williams

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy PI 40380 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 40380 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Manston-No. 2 Wing

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 40380 Lieutenant Royal Air Force No. 2 Wing 221 Squadron

  • Profile picture for Neil Hugh Bowie

    Born 1892

    Died 1951

    British Army 01603 Private Canadian Army Medical Corps

    Royal Navy PI 39206 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 39206 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Manston (Fighting School)

  • Born 1899

    Died 1965

    Royal Navy PI 40363 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 40363 Flight Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Manston-Dunkirk

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 40363 Lieutenant Royal Air Force Dunkirk-203 Squadron

  • Profile picture for George Reginald Hake

    Born 1892

    Died 1968

    Royal Navy PI 40412 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 40412 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Chingford (Instruction)-Manston

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 40412 Lieutenant Royal Air Force Manston-Vendome (212TDS, 84th Wing)-Hospital-etc

  • Born 1898

    Died 1960

    Royal Navy PI 39410 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Killingholme-Calshot-Dundee

    Royal Navy PI 39410 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 39410 Lieutenant Royal Air Force Dundee

  • Born 1898

    Died 1966

    Royal Navy PI 39431 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 39431 Probationary Observer Officer Royal Naval Air Service Eastchurch

    Royal Navy PI 39431 Observer Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Eastchurch-Dunkirk

  • Profile picture for Mervyn Alfred Sams

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy PI 40378 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 40378 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Vendome (Assistant Instructor)

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 40378 Lieutenant Royal Air Force Vendome (205 TDS-212 TDS) Training Depot Stations

  • Born 1897

    Died 1971

    Royal Navy PI 39396 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 39396 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Killingholme

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 39396 Lieutenant Royal Air Force Killingholme-SW/10 Group

  • Born 1897

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

    Royal Navy PI 39268 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 39268 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Manston (Fighting School)-Ark Royal, No. 2 Wing

  • Born 1897

    British Army 2982 Private London Regiment 13th, 12th (Reserve) Battalion

    British Army 490733 Private London Regiment 13th, 12th (Reserve) Battalion

    Royal Navy PI 39274 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Roehampton-Crystal Palace-Vendome

  • Born 1899

    Died 1971

    Royal Navy PI 39200 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 39200 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Calshot-Yarmouth

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Air Force East Fortune

  • Born 1899

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy PI 39325 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell (Flying Instruction)

    Royal Navy PI 39325 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Calshot-E Fortune (Special Flying with Fleet), HMS Pegasus

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 39325 Lieutenant Royal Air Force

  • Born 1895

    Died 1947

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 39157 Lieutenant Royal Air Force (Dental branch) SE Area,33 TDS, 21 Wing, RAF Witney-SW Area, Flower Down

    Royal Navy PI 39157 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Barrow (Watch keeping)

  • Born 1899

    Died 1970

    Royal Navy PI 39438 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome

    Royal Navy Midshipman HMS Valentine Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

  • Profile picture for Thomas Malcomson Greeves

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    Air Force (RAF/RFC)

    British Army Chauffeur British Red Cross Society

    Royal Navy PI 40371 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

  • Born 1897

    Died 1971

    Royal Navy F 850 P O Mech. Royal Navy Seamen Pembroke III-President II

    Royal Navy F 850 Air Mechanic 1 Royal Navy Seamen President II (Eastchurch)

    Royal Navy PI 39162 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

  • Born 1896

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy PI 39116 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 39116 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Manston-Dunkirk

  • Profile picture for George Frederick Hodson

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy PI 39202 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell

    Royal Navy PI 39202 Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Lee on Solent (Seaplane School)-Yarmouth

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 39202 Lieutenant Royal Air Force Yarmouth

  • Born 1893

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service

    Royal Navy PI 39342 Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace