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RAF 100: Into the Blue

Sophie Raworth's grandfather was one of the first pilots in the newly-formed RAF. Sophie finds out what life was really like for those pioneers in the skies.

As the RAF celebrates the centenary of its formation, Sophie Raworth follows the story of her grandfather, a pilot in the RAF's predecessor, The Royal Flying Corps. Using clues among his possessions, Sophie pieces together his experiences and those of other young men who fought and died above the battlefields of France and Belgium. Part of BBC News's 2018 Highlights season.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 31 Dec 2018 05:30



Role Contributor
Presenter Sophie Raworth
Producer Duncan Knowles
Director Robert Hall