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Great Britain: A RARE GREAT WAR ROYAL FLYING CORPS SOUVENIR PROPELLER BLADE COMMEMORATING NO.18 SQUADRON RFC. A British made laminated propeller blade with original brass bullet deflection capping and 'Boulton and Paul Ltd' makers decal to the centre, cut from the centre hub measuring 109cm with wall mounting bracket. To the top a large hand colour painted RFC set of wings above 'No. 18 Squadron RFC'. Hand painted in white below are 41 names of officers from HQ Flight, B-Flight and C-Flight. Among the names included at the top of the list as commanding officer is Major (Later Air Vice Marshal Sir) G R M Reid KCB DSO MC and Bar who commanded the squadron from 30th March 1917-25th July 1918. A very rare and highly desirable piece of Great War Memorabilia. The squadron was formed on 11 May 1915 at Northold as part of the Royal Flying Corps. It was posted to France in November 1915, equipped with the Vickers FB5 'Gunbus'. In April 1916 the squadron re-equipped with FE2bs; Victor Huston became a flying ace piloting one of these. They then re-equipped with De Havilland DH-4s in May 1917. George Darvill became an ace on DH.4s, scoring nine victories. The squadron disbanded at Western - on- the - Greenon, 31st December 1919. Grade II-