a line of vans with the Whitehead company logo c1916-18

Richmond WW1 aircraft factories

Alongside all the despair and destruction caused by the Great War, there were positive impacts onĀ development in certain fields. There were advancements in medical science, including plastic surgery and prosthetics used to treated wounded soldiers. Communication technology, particularly radios, developed rapidly to meet the demands of the military. And aviation was transformed from an amateur…