This time there was no preliminary bombardment but aircraft were cooperating.
The trip between Baltimore and Norfolk was in a much smaller aircraft than the first leg of the journey.
Breathing deeply, she closed her eyes as the pilot maneuvered the aircraft sideways, up and down.
Once more a supplementary estimate, largely due to aircraft development, added two millions and a half; and in 1914 Mr. Churchill introduced the highest estimates hitherto on record, £51,J50,000 - an increase on the total of 1913 of some two millions and threequarters.
Detective Norman Hunter, who met the arriving aircraft, was unperturbed by the overdue flight.
The use of aircraft for anti-submarine work led to the demand for a periscope which could be used for looking overhead.
- The following note to newspaper editors, dated July 27 1914, was the first official intimation to the British press of the approach of war: "At a meeting of the Admiralty War Office and Press Committee, held this afternoon, it was resolved that as, in view of the present situation, the authorities may have to take exceptional measures, the Press should be asked to refrain from publishing any information relative to movements of British warships, troops, and aircraft, or to war material, fortifications, and naval and military defences, without first communicating with the Admiralty and War Office respectively in accordance with the arrangement which was notified to you by me in January of last year.
For the protection of the base, a monitor was stationed in Pegwell Bay, and searchlights and heavy and anti-aircraft guns were mounted at many points.