During the First World War a number of men and NCO's from the Worcestershire Regiment were attached to the Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C.) which later became the Royal Air Force (R.A.F.). Some of the men even received a commissioned and became officers in the air service. The table below gives details which include their army number in both the Worcestershire Regiment and the RFC/RFA.
During WW1 the R.F.C. needed men and NCO's to train as ground crew support. They especially needed men with particular trades such as Blacksmiths, Copersmiths, Acetylene Welders, Instrument Repairs, Motor Fitters and Aeroplane Mechanics.
The normal pay for men and NCO's were:
2nd Class Air Mechanic - 2/- per day (2 shillings).
1st Class Air Mechanic - 4/- per day.
Corporal - 5/- per day.
Sergeant - 6/- per day.
Flight Sergeant - 7/- per day.
Warrant Officer - 9/- per day.
The list below will be updated as new information becomes available.
LAST UPDATED ON THE 4th January 2010