WW1 4 photo postcards Yatesbury Aerodrome Wiltshire England c. 1918

$76.00 USD

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Set of four photo postcards showing the Yatesbury airfield in England, used during WW1. Provenance is from photo album of a member of the American 199th Aero Squadron.

Officer’s Mess & Medical Station, No1 Camp -----

Name of aerodrome (Yatesbury) cut out (censored?)

Unused.

Toning on back. Bits of paper in corners where mounted in album.

Hospital No.1 Camp --- Officer’s Quarters in background

Name of aerodrome (Yatesbury) cut out (censored?)

Unused.

Cease UR corner. Small paper loss bottom left border. Toning on back. Bits of paper in corners where mounted in album.

General View (1) No. 1 Camp ----

Biplanes on field.

Name of aerodrome (Yatesbury) cut out (censored?)

Unused,

Creases UL/LR corners. Toning on back. Bits of paper in corners where mounted in album.

Y.M.C.A. Hut, Yatesbury Aerodrome

Name of aerodrome (Yatesbury) cut out (censored?)

Mailed to Texas, Two postmarks ‘JUN 25 1918’, and ‘CALNE’. To Mrs. Milton Flack.

Creases UL/LL corners. Other ‘dents. On back, some glue and bits of paper in corners where mounted in album.

 

All postcards published by ‘Tomkins & Barrett, Swindon’.

On back ‘REAL PHOTO POST CARD Printed in Great Britain

On back, fours bit of paper in corners where mounted in album.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)

 

 

RAF Yatesbury is a former Royal Air Force airfield near the village of Yatesbury, Wiltshire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) east of the town of Calne. It was an important training establishment in the First and Second World Wars

Yatesbury Airfield was first established in October 1916 as the site of two Royal Flying Corps (RFC) training aerodromes specialising in Corps Reconnaissance training. The airfields were established in two main areas or camps: Camp 1 and Camp 2, both of which had their own technical and domestic sites and landing grounds. RFC Yatesbury became a Training Depot in 1918 and closed in 1919 and all buildings in Camp 2 were removed

 

199th Aero Squadron

Established:     27 November 1917

AEF: 4 March 1918 – May 1919

Trained as Service support squadron in England

Demobilized: June 1919