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Francis Shelmerdine

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Francis Claude Shelmerdine CIE OBE FRAeS (1882 – July 1945) was a senior officer in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and a civil servant working in connection with civil aviation in the post-War years. [1]

10 relations: Air Ministry, Cairo, Civil aviation, Green Howards, Lieutenant colonel (United Kingdom), Royal Flying Corps, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Second lieutenant, Sefton Brancker, World War I.

Air Ministry

The Air Ministry was a department of the British Government with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Royal Air Force, that existed from 1918 to 1964.

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Cairo

Cairo (القاهرة; Ⲕⲁϩⲓⲣⲏ) is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle-East and second-largest in Africa after Lagos.

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Civil aviation

Civil aviation is one of two major categories of flying, representing all non-military aviation, both private and commercial.

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Green Howards

The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment), frequently known as the Yorkshire Regiment until the 1920s, was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, in the King's Division.

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Lieutenant colonel (United Kingdom)

Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col), is a rank in the British Army and Royal Marines which is also used in many Commonwealth countries.

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Royal Flying Corps

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.

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Royal Military College, Sandhurst

The Royal Military College (RMC), founded in 1801 and established in 1802 at Great Marlow and High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, but moved in October 1812 to Sandhurst, Berkshire, was a British Army military academy for training infantry and cavalry officers of the British and Indian Armies.

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Second lieutenant

Second lieutenant (called under-lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces.

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Sefton Brancker

Air Vice Marshal Sir William Sefton Brancker (22 March 1877 – 5 October 1930), commonly known as Sir Sefton Brancker, was an officer in the Royal Air Force and pioneer in British civil and military aviation.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Shelmerdine

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