British Civil Aviation in 1918

25 June
King George V grants the ‘Royal’ prefix to the Aeronautical Society.

28 July
Major A.S. Maclaren and Brigadier General A.E. Borton make the first flight from Britain to Egypt, in a Handley Page O/400. They fly from Cranwell to Heliopolis and arrive on 8 August.

29 November – 12 December
Captain R.M. Smith, Brigadier General A.E. Borton, Major General W. Salmond and two other crew members begin the first flight from Egypt to India. The fly a Handley Page O/400 from Heliopolis to Karachi.