THE problem of preventing and extinguishing fires upon aircraft has for many years received the attention of Government Departments and aviators and. as the Aeronautical Research Committee Reports and Memoranda Nos. 691, 795 and 796 officially published by the Air Ministry show, the British Air Ministry shortly after the Great War appointed a Fire Prevention Committee upon the suggestion of which experiments were carried out at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, with a view to discovering the principal causes of fire in aircraft, and with a view to developing means for combating the fire peril.
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