Bristol 14 F.2b Fighter


                                        From Stephen Mills in East Africa comes this interesting shot of a Bristol Fighter.  The inscription on
                                        the fuselage reads "Presented by Government of Zanzibar - Zanzibar No. 19".      Clearly, just as
                                        contributions from colonies, communities, factories, etc. were translated into hardware in WW II,
                                        so were they in WW I.       In fact, if Zanzibar actually funded 19 aircraft that represented a huge
                                        contribution per head of population!    This Fighter saw action on the Western Front in 1918 and
                                        RFC/RAF Lt. Robert James Cullen shot down at least three Fokker D.VIIs in it in June of that