Sunday, 12 November 2006

Royal Flying Corps at Roudham

In July and August 1917, Squadrons No. 88, 89 and 94 moved into Harling Road aerodrome. There was sufficient accommodation to take the three squadrons operating a variety of machines plus the one flight of No.51 Sqn. and No.75 which replaced it after August. The aeroplanes to be seen at Roudham included B.E.2c/d/e, B.E.12b (Nos.51 & 75 Sqn.); Bristol Fighters F2B (No.88); S.E.5a, Sopwith Pup & Camel (No.94); and Sopwith F1 Camel, Martinsyde G100 & Avro 504N.F. (No.51 Sqn). The Avro 504, was converted to a single-seat night fighter. One Avro ended up a tree on the Shadwell estate!

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1 comment:

cheekeemonkee said...

well done David. Is all of life a learning curve???? Richard