Private Papers of Air Vice Marshal T C Traill CB OBE DFC
Memoirs describing his career with the Royal Navy and the RAF, 1914 - 1954, including: training as a cadet in the Royal Naval College Dartmouth, 1914; service as a midshipman in the battleship HMS LORD NELSON in the Channel and Mediterranean Fleets, 1914 - 1917, taking part in the Dardanelles campaign, 1915; transfer to and training with the RFC, 1917 - 1918; service with No 20 Squadron RAF on the Western Front, 1918 - 1919; Assistant Air Attaché, Washington, 1919 - 1920; Iraq, 1925 - 1928; OC No 14 Squadron RAF, Egypt and Jordan, 1934 - 1938; Air Staff, No 2 Group Bomber Command, 1938 - 1940; Wing Commander Operations, HQ Bomber Command, 1940 - 1941; OC RAF Middleton St George, No 4 Group, Bomber Command, 1941 - 1942; planning staff, landings in North Africa, 1942 - 1943; staff of General Spaatz, 1943 - 1944; Director of Air Tactics, Air Ministry, 1944 - 1945; OC No 83 Group, Germany, 1945 - 1946; No 12 Fighter Group, UK, 1946 - 1949; Director General of Personnel, 1949 - 1952; AOC No 19 Group, Coastal Command, 1952 - 1954.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.