Private Papers of Squadron Leader S C O'Grady MC AFC
4 Pilot's Flying Log Books relating to his service with the RFC, September 1916 - March 1917, and with the RAF, March 1925 - July 1932 and February 1940 - October 1943, including: flying training in the UK with No 7 Reserve Squadron RFC, September - October 1916; C Squadron, CFS, Upavon, Wiltshire, October - December 1916; No 8 Reserve Squadron RFC, December 1916 - February 1917; and C Squadron, CFS, March 1917; active service flying Spads with No 23 Squadron, 22nd Wing, 5th Brigade RFC from Baizieux on the Western Front, April - May 1917 (brief details only); annual refresher training with the RAF Reserve, March 1925 - July 1932; and as an instructor flying Ansons and Battles with No 5 Air Observers Navigation School, RAF Weston-Super-Mare, May - August 1940, and No 45 Air School, Oustshoorn, South Africa, October 1941 - October 1943. Also included are 2 Private Pilot's Licences, 1931 and 1950; 4 baragraphs (4pp); 3 photographs of him in uniform, c 1917 and 1943; a Passing Out Report (1p, copy 1p) on his annual training in the Reserve of Air Force Officers (Form 1416), July 1932; and an undated letter of regret (1p) from King George VI that he cannot give him his award in person.
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.