A Royal Aircraft Factory RE8 reconnaisance aircraft - close up.

Photograph showing a close up view of the central fuselage section of a Royal Aircraft Factory RE8 reconnaisance aircraft, left side, in which the pilot Lt W C Carter sits in the cockpit and the unidentified observer sits in the gunners position facing the tail, behind the mount of the Lewis gun, 1917-1918 (c). Carter, who smiles toward the camera and his observer, wear flying helmets and goggles. The Vickers machine gun can be seen mounted on the side of the aircraft. From an album containing 96 photographs relating to Lt William Charles Carter who served in the Artists’ Rifles The London Regiment from 1913 and 13 Sqn Royal Flying Corps 1917-1918.