"Five aeroplanes bearing the name ‘Newfoundland’ are doing invaluable work at the front." “Our Aeroplanes,” Evening Telegram, July 15th, 1916
The Royal Flying Corps, formed just before war’s outbreak, saw its role quickly evolve. Training began simply—hardly anyone had pilot experience—and changed as the air war became more complex. Trainees had air and ground time and were taught air combat tactics, gunnery, reconnaissance and photography skills.