The Royal Flying Corps trains in Reading

A church’s social premises in the Newtown area of Reading were the base for trainee airmen.

The Institute, including the care-taker’s house, at the request of the Military Authorities, has been placed at the disposal of the Royal Flying Corps School of Instruction for the mornings and afternoons of all the days of the week except Saturdays and Sundays. It will still be available for parochial purposes on Saturdays and Sundays and every evening. Also it may be possible to use the small Hall and the Committee Room occasionally in the afternoon, but organizations affected by this arrangement will be given due notice of when their Meetings are to be held.

Reading St. John parish magazine, November 1916 (D/P172/28A/24)

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