14 June 1916 – Salvage

In order to keep the Royal Flyimg Corps in the air, a constant supply of replacement aircraft and engines is required.

At the moment, the RFC neels to replace around 37% of its aircraft every month, which of course me as that it needs to replace its entire fleet every three months.  This is only marginally higher than the 32 % in 1914, but of courselves there are now many more squadrons I the field.

Whilst the Britsh aircraft industry in finally getting up to speed, RFC Aircraft Depots are engaged in a massive salvage operation to recover as many damaged aircraft as possible to salvage for parts or rebuild.

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