Photograph album containing loose prints relating to the service of Major C G Beatson in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force during the First World War.
3 official photographs of King George VI visiting one of the RFC squadrons accompanied by General Tom Ince Webb-Bowen, General Herbert Plumer and General Chichester (?). Aerial photograph of the HQ of the 11th Wing RFC at Mont Rouge, September 1917. 2 aerial photographs of ruined Ypres featuring shell of the Cloth Hall, 1918. Aerial photograph of HQs of the 2nd Brigade, RAF, St Omer, July 1918. Aerial photograph of Lille taken from 10000 feet. Aerial photograph of Tourcoing, 25 May 1918. Group photograph of Royal Air Force personnel at Headquarters IX Brigade RAF at St André-aux-Bois, Hesdin, France. Group photograph of No. 41 Squadron RFC at Gosport, 11 October 1916 with names of airmen scribbled on the back. Two images showing efect of a direct hit on SE5 aircraft.
Aerial photograph of bombing conducted by No. 18 Squadron RFC. Aerial photograph of fire in German storage yard at Courtrai caused by No. 20 Squadron RFC in September 1917. Aerial photograph of Kemmel Hill (Kemmelberg, Mont Kemmel), July 1918. Aerial photograph of shell hole covered ground in Gheluvelt, September 1918. Aerial photograph of Bailleul Aerodrome, 21 August 1918.
4 images of Chateau d'Oxelaere used as HQs of the 2nd Brigade RFC. Aerial photograph of German front line trench in an unidentified location. Aerial photograph of Bruges docks being bombed, September 1918. 9 images of King George V monument in Whitehall being possibly maintained. Photograph of French Breguet bomber going down in flames with a trail of smoke.
'The Aeroplane' newspaper article from 11 September 1942 about the Central Flying School. And a signal from the 2nd Brigade RAF.
Black card bound album (binding borken) with green and buff (discoloured) leaves. Prints loosely slotted in between pages some with pencil or black ink handwritten annotations. One small buff envelope with 'Chateau d'Oxelacre pres de Cassel (Nord France)' written on the front. Collection also includes a newspaper cutting and two pages of handwritten notes on 'massages and signals' paper.