Name/TitleWW1 Aviation watch belonging to Wireless Officer
Frederick Stanley Mockford, 141 Squadron
About this objectAviation watch belonging to WW1 Wireless Officer Frederick Stanley Mockford,
Keeping time was vital for navigation and coordinated attacks in aerial combat.
Once inside the aircraft, these watches became accurate navigational instruments,
which a pilot could fit into the instrument panel.
As a Wireless Officer, Stanley would have used the watch to keep time while
airborne. The watch has remained in the family ever since, passed down through
PeriodFirst World War
Medium and MaterialsMetal, possibly silver
Inscription and Marks '72462F' engraved on reverse and on edge
MeasurementsMain watch face 60mm dia.
H of watch plus attachment 80mm
Subject and Association Keywords141 Squadron
Subject and Association KeywordsRAF Biggin Hill
Subject and Association KeywordsRFC
Subject and Association KeywordsBiggin Hill
Subject and Association KeywordsRAF
Subject and Association KeywordsFirst World War
Subject and Association KeywordsCock Squadron
Credit LineOn loan from the Mockford and Potts families