ABOUT US

Over the past 50 years, we’ve built a thriving community of over 1,000 members based in over 25 countries around the world.

The Great War Aviation Society is a registered charity (1117741) dedicated to researching, preserving and sharing information about this trailblazing era in global aviation. We’re always eager to hear from new members and welcome people of all backgrounds – from First World War academics to modellers, enthusiasts, and family tree researchers.

WHAT WE DO

With the help of our volunteers and a substantial archive, we conduct in-depth research, publishing information on all things related to First World War aviation.

Journals
Cross & Cockade International

Our quarterly journal is at the heart of the Society and publishes detailed articles written by the world’s leading aviation historians. These are supported by a large selection of photographs; many from private collections and extremely rare. Where appropriate, accurate scale drawings are published.

Newsletter
Wind in the Wires

For the latest news about WW1 aviation around the world, subscribe to our free, quarterly newsletter. Wind in the Wires contains a round up of published news, online events and resources such as the Imperial War Museum’s Sound Archive.

Series
Cross & Cockade Publications

The Great War Aviation Society publishes a highly respected Monograph Series comprising eleven quality titles about WW1 aviation including the Nieuport Aircraft in British Service, the FE2, Sopwith Dolphin and recently the DH2.

Newsletter
Join our Newsletter

For the latest news about WW1 aviation around the world, subscribe to our free, quarterly newsletter. Wind in the Wires contains a round up of published news, online events and resources such as the Imperial War Museum’s Sound Archive.

OUR TEAM
All trustees, officers of the society and contributors to the journal give their services voluntarily.
AVM Peter Dye OBE, RAF (Retd)
PRESIDENT
Graham Chisnall
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Mick Davis
EDITOR & “FABRIC”
Brian Slater
SOCIETY TREASURER
Andy Kemp
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Colin Huston
JOURNAL DESIGN
Graham Mottram
SALES MANAGER
Paul Hare
BOOKSHELF EDITOR
Peter Cowlan
MINUTES SECRETARY
Adrian Roberts
WEB SITE
David Marks
WIND IN THE WIRES
Trevor Henshaw
TRUSTEE
Marcus Williams
TRUSTEE
GET INVOLVED

Get involved behind the scenes and help to keep the legacy of WW1 aviation alive.

We are keen to welcome people who can help us with our ongoing projects, including indexing our archive of photographs, helping us put on our events programme, writing articles for the Journal or distributing Wind in the Wires. If you want to learn more about our projects and Committee roles, please click the button below.