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  1. Larkhill1910 says

    Sorry guys... the RAF wasn't formed until 1918. The men in this film were in the Royal Flying Corps, a British Army unit.

  2. pyecate46 says

    Yes, these are definitely RFC. The light bands around their caps (they would have been yellow in reality) show that they are under training as pilots, and the aeroplane taking off at the end of the clip looks like a Farman biplane which was the standard RFC trainer for the first two years of the war - given the handshake and air of jollity, I think what we\'re looking at here is somebody taking off for his first solo flight.

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