WW1 Pilot's Googles
The average life expectancy of a fighter pilot in World War One was spectacularly short- around 2 weeks. Amongst the many problems they had to face was the amount of oil and other material being thrown up into their eyes, plus the driving wind in an open cockpit. One hopes that these goggles helped-although after 100 years they are now quite difficult to see through.
You will find the details of over 800 local men who died in the First World War-including a member of the Royal Flying Corps in the special section of this website.