[WWI] Camel pilot seat belt

Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton smokeandsteam at san.rr.com
Sun Jul 17 23:30:35 EDT 2005


See Harry Woodman's book or it's online version - online picture at


This is apparently a standard pattern used on a great number of
different types - note the absence of shoulder restraints which resulted
in many pilots getting seriously remodelled faces during forced landings

I don't think shoulder harnesses came in until the thirties or at least
the late twenties so most etched WW1 RFC/RNAS sets are suspect for


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