officer's full dress cap, coloured, Royal Flying Corps
navy blue cap; red band; red piping around top; black leather peak and chinstrap; RFC capbadge on front
Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands joined the Hampshire Regiment in December 1914, and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. Posted to 70 Squadron, he scored his first victory on 6th September, 1916. In the summer of 1917 he was reassigned to 24 Squadron as a flight commander. Scoring seven victories, his last was on 18 March 1918. Three days later he was wounded in action and did not return to combat duty.
Beanlands’ Military Cross was gazetted 25th April 1918, and although he survived the war he was killed in a flying accident in May, 1919, buried at Sevenoaks, Kent.
Beanlands won his MC serving with the RFC, achieving 9 kills. See also WEA 4180.
Printed (on diamond label inside)
BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT SCOTT & Co. Hatters to H.M. the King AND The Royal Family. 1, OLD BOND STREET. PICCADILLY. W.