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The Great War: Airforce


During the Great War the airforce were used for both reconnaissance and battle purposes, with Observation balloons becoming an equally valuable target for enemy aircraft. The Great War would see the formation of the Royal Air Force in 1916, and pilots such as Lanoe Hawker and William Avery would become celebrity heroes, after receiving the Victoria Cross for their bravery in battle.

Albert Ball

Albert Ball

1896-1917
Fighter pilot; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
King George VI

King George VI

1895-1952
Reigned 1936-52
Sitter associated with 562 portraits
Henry William Allingham

Henry William Allingham

1896-2009
Aircraft mechanic and car designer; World War I veteran and centenarian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Bailey Ashmore

Edward Bailey Ashmore

1872-1953
Major-General; founder of Royal Observer Corps.
Sitter in 5 portraits
Ralph Kirkby Bagnall Wild

Ralph Kirkby Bagnall Wild

1873-1953
Brigadier-General of the Royal Engineers
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir John Wakeling Baker

Sir John Wakeling Baker

1897-1978
Air Chief-Marshal
Sitter in 15 portraits
Harold Harington Balfour, 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye

Harold Harington Balfour, 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye

1897-1988
Politician and Great War flying ace
Sitter in 23 portraits
Sir William Sefton Brancker

Sir William Sefton Brancker

1877-1930
Major-General and Air Vice-Marshal
Sitter in 23 portraits
John Denis Breakey

John Denis Breakey

1899-1965
Air Vice-Marshal
Sitter in 3 portraits
Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid

Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid

1895-1977
Politician and Great War flying ace
Sitter in 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Frederick Dismore

1893-1940
Imperial Airways pilot and Sergeant major
Sitter in 2 portraits
Cyril Walter Dumpleton

Cyril Walter Dumpleton

1897-1966
Politician and Mayor of St Albans
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Scott, 4th Earl of Eldon

John Scott, 4th Earl of Eldon

1899-1976
Landowner, Flight-Lieutenant and soldier
Sitter in 1 portrait
Evelyn Hugh Boscawen, 8th Viscount Falmouth

Evelyn Hugh Boscawen, 8th Viscount Falmouth

1887-1962
RAF Captain
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edmond William Claude Gerard de Vere, Viscount Glentworth

Edmond William Claude Gerard de Vere, Viscount Glentworth

1894-1918
RAF Captain; Eldest son of 4th Earl of Limerick
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Andrew Grant

Sir Andrew Grant

1890-1967
Air Marshal; Deputy Director General of Medical Services for the Air Ministry
Sitter in 4 portraits
Percy Robert Clifford Groves

Percy Robert Clifford Groves

1878-1959
Air Force Brigadier general
Sitter in 12 portraits
Basil Hallam

Basil Hallam

1889-1916
Actor and singer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Claude Harris

Claude Harris

1883-1961
Photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 61 portraits
Lanoe (Lance) George Hawker

Lanoe (Lance) George Hawker

1890-1916
RFC Major; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir David Henderson

Sir David Henderson

1862-1921
Lieutenant-General; first commander of the Royal Flying Corps
Sitter in 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Cuthbert Julian Orde

1888-1968
RAF Captain and artist
Artist of 1 portrait
Sir Godfrey Marshall Paine

Sir Godfrey Marshall Paine

1871-1932
Rear-Admiral; Air Vice Marshal; Inspector-General of the RAF
Sitter in 8 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Patrick Henry Lyon Playfair

1889-1974
Air Marshal
Sitter in 2 portraits
Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford

Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford

1893-1971
Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Sitter in 34 portraits
William Leefe Robinson

William Leefe Robinson

1895-1918
Pilot; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Harry George Smart

1891-1963
Air Vice-Marshal
Sitter in 6 portraits
Frederick Sowrey

Frederick Sowrey

1893-1968
Pilot
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St Oswald

1893-1957
Captain; son of 2nd Baron St Oswald
Sitter in 2 portraits
Wulstan Joseph Tempest

Wulstan Joseph Tempest

1891-1966
Pilot
Sitter in 1 portrait
Baron Harold de T'Serclaes

Baron Harold de T'Serclaes

active 1910s-40s
Belgian pilot
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Lancelot Vining

'Daily Mirror' press photographer and Wing Photographic Officer, Royal Flying Corp
Artist of 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Francis Charles Claypon Yeats-Brown

1886-1944
Soldier, writer and mystic
Sitter in 8 portraits