During WW1 when flying had just started, lots of pilots needed to learn from their flying instructors – but without turning the aircraft engine off (very dangerous) it was almost impossible to communicate, even when sitting close behind someone. This was solved the invention of the Gosport Tube, an early communications device. This voice tube was invented in 1917 by flying instructor Robert Raymond Smith-Barry at the School of Special Flying in Gosport.
Gosport Heritage Open Days team is thinking of creating an artistic representation of the tube and want your views!
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