Spotlight

  • Need some help?
    Visit our frequently asked questions section
  • Daily Roll of Honour
    Remember fallen heroes from 100 years ago
  • Dedicate a Poppy
    Pay tribute to a fallen airman
  • Bring your history to life
    Browsing our archives
 

 
 

Boddy lifejacket

 
 
The Boddy lifejacket was originally invented by George Mallory Boddy in 1914. It was designed to keep the wearer afloat and face upwards if they were brought down at sea. The Royal Flying Corps formally adopted the Boddy No. 5 jacket in 1916, although it was restricted to air crew below 5 feet 9 inches in height.
 
 

Share this page