On the 30th January, 1915, orders were Departure received that the Battalion was to proceed to its War Station at Luton, and Feb. ist, 1915. at 5 p.m. on the same day Captain Rayner left Nottingham in charge of a billeting party.
The Battalion followed on February 1st, and occupied billets in the neighbourhood of the Gas Stove Factory.
Capt. Albert Ball (V.C. D.S.O. M.C.) , the hero of a hundred air fights, who was billeted in Luton in the early days of the war as a Lieutenant in the North Midland Division, and has since won distinction after distinction by his work in the Royal Flying Corps, revisited Luton on Sunday week.