December, 1920 - December 1920

The Royal Flying Corp changed  it’s name near the end of the First World War, on the 1st of April 1918, it became the Royal Air Force [RAF]. On the 8th of August 1918 Finlay Vass [Tom] of 4 Bank Street, Balintore, joined the newly formed RAF as an Aero Rigger. Finlay was the son of Thomas and Jessie Vass, a carpenter to trade, just right for working on the mainly wooden aeroplanes. Finlay was born in 1900 was 5 ft 2 inches tall, dark hair, grey eyes and on the 20th of December 1920 he was dead, drowned, near Balintore harbour.