1914 First World War


RAF Harlaxton Photograph: T608051-057 by Royal Air Force Museum Collection, on Flickr

With the outbreak of World War I, stately homes across Britain were placed at the disposal of the country by their owners as part of the war effort. Harlaxton Manor’s contribution was immense and relates specifically to two newly formed units in the British Army – the Machine Gun Corps and the Royal Flying Corps.

Group photograph of Flight Cadets of No. 40 Training Depot Station, Harlaxton, from album compiled by Air Mechanic 3rd Class William Frederick Leedham, 1918

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