Cross & Cockade
International Journal

Many Society members are authors and researchers. If you have written about WW1 aviation, we are keen to hear from you. Cross & Cockade International is interested in publishing original content relating to all aspects of aviation in the various warring nations, covering all types of aircraft, squadrons, crew and relevant sites. A copy of a document relating to our ‘house style’ is available on request.


Wind in the Wires

Our quarterly newsletter is distributed via email to members and subscribers. Click the link below to email us if you are interested in helping us distribute Wind in the Wires.

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Online events

We currently offer a programme of Zoom talks and are always looking for people who can help work with our events team to organise, promote and host the lectures. If this appeals to you, please get in touch.

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Photo indexing

We have an incredible archive of around 250,000 photographs and documents relating to First World War aviation. We are cataloguing the photographs so we can put our archive online for the benefit of all our members. If you know the difference between a BE2a and BE2b or can spot if a photograph was taken at Henden, then we want to hear from you!

Committee roles

We are looking for new members to join our committee to help us continue to meet our aim of preserving and sharing the legacy of WW1 aviation. Our friendly Committee members are located around the UK and work remotely at a time convenient to them. We meet once a quarter via Zoom, plus a small number of additional meetings as required. We are looking for people to fill the following roles:


This role is at the heart of our Society. The Treasurer manages the financial affairs of the Society, ensuring they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practices. For more information and a detailed job role, please email [email protected].

Minutes Secretary

You need to be able to participate in the Committee’s Zoom meetings and record the key /actionable elements of the discussions. These notes are the legal, official minutes of the Society, and we need to record key discussions as well as actions and decisions accurately.


Our Chair will be stepping down at the end of 2023, and we are keen to find a suitable replacement as soon as possible. We are keen to hear from you if you have senior management or trustee experience. The role of the Chair is to lead the Committee, promoting good governance among fellow trustees and driving the strategic direction of the Society.

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If you would like an informal discussion with our current Chair, please email Graham Chisnall at [email protected].

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We would also love to hear from you if you have any skills that would benefit the Society or fresh ideas about what we should do to help preserve and share the legacy of WW1 in the air.