Glasgow University to honour 'forgotten father' of RAF

An exhibition highlighting the role of the 'forgotten father' of the RAF is opening as part of centenary commemorations for the service.

Sir David Henderson. Picture: submitted
Sir David Henderson. Picture: submitted

The University of Glasgow is holding the exhibition to commemorate the foundation of the Royal Air Force on April 1 1918.It highlights the story of Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson, one of the university's former students who learned to fly at 49 and played a vital role in establishing the RAF.The exhibition in the university chapel traces the history of the RAF through the stories of those who served, and looks at Glasgow's connections with the service.Reverend Stuart D MacQuarrie, chaplain to the university, said: "The University lost 761 members of its community in the First World War. During the four years of the centenary commemorations, we have helped to remember and tell the stories of those from our ranks who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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