Dented metal plate section (19cm x 15cm x 1.5cm) from S.E.5 (Scout Experimental), in relic condition, along one edge is part of a circular shape with three small bolt holes bored around the edges.
The S.E.5 (Scout Experimental) was produced by the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough, it was the parent design company for various aircraft.
This S.E.5 fragment was picked up by the brother of Captain Albert Ball when the British Forces moved forward. This machine was that on which Captain Ball (V.C., D.S.O.) made his last flight over Annouelin, near Lille, 7th July 1917.