Early Hurdles in Royal Flying Corps Research

Although I do not leave for England until July 6, I have spent the past few weeks preparing for potential research appointments while I am there. I am very happy that I started the process early, as there are many steps I have taken in order to set up research appointments and ensure that different source collections are available to view. Unfortunately, I discovered that the Rhys Davids family papers housed at Cambridge’s Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies will be unavailable for viewing during my time at Cambridge due to construction and renovations. Upon my arrival at Cambridge, I will inquire again to see if any updates allowing access to the papers have taken place.

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Abstract: Knights and Gladiators: Social Class in the Royal Flying Corps

My name is Abby Whitlock. I’m a rising junior at the College and I am double majoring in History and European Studies. This summer, I am taking part in the William and Mary Summer Program at Cambridge and doing preliminary research for my Honors thesis.

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