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Offline HERB COLLECTOR

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Re: AIRCRAFT & AERIAL PHOTOS UNPROCESSED FOR 100 YEARS
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 18:12:56 »
Interesting photos.

No. 49 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on the 15th April 1916 as an advanced training unit based at St. Margarets/Swingate Dover, CO Major A S Barratt MC. The squadron remained at Dover until November 1917, when, equipped with the Airco DH-4 it moved to La Bellevue, France, where it undertook bombing and reconnaissance missions. Re-equipped with the Airco DH-9 in April 1918, it was disbanded in July 1919.
While at Dover the squadron flew the Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c, the Avro 504, the RAF RE7, the Martinsyde G100 and the Airco DH-4.

7 men died while the squadron was at Dover.

John Dillingham. Corporal. Age 26. Killed 1 August 1916 by the propeller of the martinsyde he was starting.
     Buried Flitwick Church Burial Ground Hertfordshire.

Harold Carl Baker. Second Lieutenant. From Toronto Canada. Age 20. Killed 8 October 1916 when he suddenly pulled out of a dive causing the right wing to collapse.
     Buried Dover (St James) Cemetery.

John Bernard Hartnett. Flight Serjeant. Died 23 January  1917, cause unknown.
     Buried Dover (St James) Cemetery.

John Harold Keeble. Second Lieutenant. Pilot. Died 27 October 1917.
     Buried St Michael Churchyard, Brantham, Suffolk.
Leslie Sidney Hudson. Second Lieutenant. Age 21. Died 27 October 1917.
     Buried Dover (St James) Cemetery.
The pair killed when their DH-4 went into a sideslip close to the ground, the aircraft catching fire on impact.

Cedric Arthur Jackson. Lieutenant. Age 23. Killed 5 November 1917.
     Buried Dore Churchyard, South Yorkshire.
Raymond Silvester Leventon. Age 19. Second Lieutenant. Killed 5 November 1917.
     Lost at sea. Memorial in Dover (St James) Cemetery. See http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=6109.msg49244#msg49244
The two men drowned following a flying accident.

Link to 49 Squadron Association http://www.49squadron.co.uk

There are several errors in the BBC report. Captain Chambers was not a fighter pilot, and the figure of "around 8,000 pilots killed in training and life expectancy could be a matter of days" is incorrect. A more accurate assessment is given by MikeMeech @ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/242531-hot-air/&page=1 Post 8.
"Number crunching 'Airmen Died', 4854 pilots died of all causes, 2017 KIA, 2041 Killed Whilst Flying (non-operational deaths, including training). For Observers; 1583 died of all causes, 1136 KIA, 278 Killed whilst flying."

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Re: AIRCRAFT & AERIAL PHOTOS UNPROCESSED FOR 100 YEARS
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 06:38:41 »
Hopefully this time the links will work  -  sorry !


Including Dover Castle & Broadlees Bottom   -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37261175

Fascinating story & photos.       Sadly the exhibition is 'oop north'

http://south-ribble.co.uk/srmuseum/pages/activities/activities.htm

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 16:32:47 »
Including Dover Castle & Broadlees Bottom   -

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37261175[/url

Fascinating story & photos.       Sadly the exhibition is 'oop north'

[url][/http://south-ribble.co.uk/srmuseum/pages/activities/activities.htmurl]

 

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