By Mike Westrop
"No.10 Squadron of England's Royal Naval Air carrier used to be shaped at St. Pol, a suburb of Dunkerque, in February 1917, as a part of the fast naval aviation enlargement programme required through the Royal Naval Air Service's dedication to aid the Royal Flying Cor"
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J. Wilson, editor of London’s Investor’s Review, opined that India was “fighting as much for Home Rule as much as us . . ”70 Even Valentine Chirol, writing to Sir Harcourt Butler in November of 1914, admitted that the Indo-British relationship would be substantially altered when hostilities had ended, though the reckoning might be painful: “Whatever the 40 Gender and Violence in British India outcome of the war may be, it will be a very different India afterwards— perhaps a better one, perhaps a worse.
This cultural lexicon of “whiteness,” as Burton’s study of Dadabhai Naoroji’s election to Parliament in 1892 demonstrates, was an inescapable conclusion not just of metropolitan culture, but also the imperial world. Although Naoroji, a Parsi, ran for Parliament unsuccessfully in 1884, his subsequent victorious campaign benefited from a careless speech by Prime Minister Lord Salisbury in Edinburgh in 1886. ” Salisbury’s speech inaugurated a cause célèbre in the British press and allowed Naoroji to eke out a win in 1892.
While asserting that “emasculation must be stopped and remasculation must begin,” he did not advocate the militarization of previously “nonmartial” groups advocated by leaders like Gandhi during the Great War. In a striking overlay of metropolitan and peripheral intellectual terrains, he suggested that the masculine and feminine aspects of Indian manhood should remain separate spheres. The Bengalis, he argued, had “never made such good soldiers as the Sikhs and Pathans of the North,” but because they were “more distinguished intellectually” they would naturally assume the political and diplomatic duties of a reconfigured India.
A History of No.10 Squadron Royal Naval Air Service in World War I by Mike Westrop