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Re: Bristol Aircraft Over Sheppey. 1912 to 1919
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 23:36:16 »
Bristol Scout. Single seat rotary engined biplane fighter.
Eastchurch based Scouts; Royal Naval Air Service serial numbers.

Bristol Scout Type C. (23)



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Bristol Scouts lined up at Eastchurch summer 1915.

1244. Delivered No. 2 Squadron* RNAS Eastchurch 5-6-15. Used for grenade dropping experiments. With Eastchurch Naval Flying School 28-7-15. Wrecked 29-8-15. Deleted 1-9-15.
1245. Deld 2 Squadron Eastchurch 7-6-15. Used for fire balloon experiments. To 3 Wing Manston 30-6-16.
1246. Deld 2 Squadron Eastchurch 14-6-15. To ECNFS 7-10-15. used for trestle short take-off experiments, pilot Flight Commander Bernard F Fowler. Crashed 23-9-16. Deleted 25-10-16.
1247 to 1254. Deld 2 Sqn/Wing Eastchurch June 1915. All left for Yarmouth, Grain or St. Pol by next month.
1255. Deld 2 Wing Eastchurch 2-7-15. To St. Pol 5-8-15. To Dover 13-8-15. To 4 Wing Eastchurch 21-9-15. ECNFS 7-10-15. To Grain 3-11-15. Made first take-off by landplane from deck of a naval vessel specifically equipped for the purpose 3-11-15. Afterwards served with War, Misc, and Bomb Flights Eastchurch. Crashed 31-8-16. Deleted 11-9-16.


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Flt Lt H F Towler RN makes first take-off from HMS Vindex 3-11-15. Take off run c 50 feet.


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Scout No.1255 in crash at Eastchurch 31 August 1915. Pilot unknown.


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HMS Vindex off Sheerness. Garrison Point at left? The ship could fly-off but not land landplanes.

1257 to 1260. Deld 2 Wing Eastchurch July 1915. To Yarmouth, St. Pol or Dardanelles July-August 1915.
1266. Deld 4 Wing Eastchurch  -8-1915. To Grain 26-9-15.
3013. Deld Grain 5-9-15. To ECNFS 3-11-15. To Cranwell 5-4-17.
3014. Deld Grain 12-10-15. To War Flight Eastchurch 26-6-16. Crashed 4-11-16. Deleted 16-3-17.
3047. War Flt Eastchurch 27-11-16. To Chingford 8-2-17.
3052. War Flt Eastchurch 27-11-16. To Detling 20-12-16.
3058. 4 Wing Eastchurch 1-4-16. Then War Flight and Misc Flt. Deleted 24-12-17.
3059. Eastchurch 31-3-16. Gunnery School. Deleted 16-3-18.

Bristol Scout Type D. (23)

6964 to 8970, 8973. Deld War Flt Eastchurch June 1916. To Detling late 1916 to earl 1917.
8972. Deld to War Flt Eastchurch 23-6-16. Crashed 29-11-16, pilot Flight Sub-Lieutenant H M Ireland. To War School Manston 24-11-17.
8974. Deld War Flt Eastchurch 26-6-16. Crashed 23-10-16. Deleted 8-11-16.
8977. Deld War Flt Eastchurch 6-7-16. Observers School Flt. To Grain 7-6-17 for deck trials.
8978. Deld War Flt Eastchuch 17-7-16. Observers School Flt. Engaged enemy aircraft 10 miles out to sea 6-6-17, pilot Flt Commander J C P Wood. For deletion 30-3-18.
8989, 8990. Deld Design Flt workshops by rail 4-11-16. To Detling December 1916.
N5390. Deld to Eastchurch by road 2-11-16. War Flt. To Grain by  -2-1917.
N5391. Deld Eastchurch by road 10-11-16. War Flt. To Grain by 21-11-16.
N5392, N5395, N5402, N5407, N5408, N5417. Deld Eastchurch by rail, November-December 1916. To Detling or Chingford February 1917.
N5409. Deld Eastchurch by rail 24-11-16. Eastchurch Fighter School. For deletion by 30-3-18.

Bristol Fighter F2B.
C903. To No. 2 Marine Observers (Fleet Reconnaisance) School Eastchurch by  -3-1919.

For more details on each aircraft see Royal Navy Aircraft Serials and Units 1911-1919.

* No. 2 Squadron Royal Naval Air Service. Formed Eastchurch 10-9-14. To Dunkerque 16-9-14. Disbanded 10-10-14. Reformed Eastchurch 17-10-14 (Training). Became 2 Wing 21-6-15.

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Re: Bristol Aircraft Over Sheppey. 1912 to 1919
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 22:10:33 »
Bristol T.B.8. Two seat bomber and trainer.
RNAS serial numbers (13)

43. Delivered Eastchurch c 1-10-1913. Then served at various airfields until deleted 13-3-14.
153. Delivered Eastchurch by  -3-1914. Eastchurch (Mobile) Squadron.
916. 917. Delivered Eastchurch 17-9-14. 2 Squadron RNAS. To Dunkerque 22-9-14.
948. Delivered Eastchurch 12-9-14. To Eastbourne 26-1-15.
1216. 2 Squadron Eastchurch 16-4-15.
1218. 2 Squadron Eastchurch 26-3-15.
1220. Delivered Eastchurch 2 Squadron 5-11-14. Shot down in sea on same day en route to Dunkerque.
     Flight Lieutenant Charles F Beevor and Sub-Lieutenant the Earl of Annesley RNVR, both lost at sea.
     Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial.
1221. 2 Squadron Eastchurch 31-10-14.
1222. 2 Squadron Eastchurch 3-11-14.
1223. 1224. 2 Squadron Eastchurch 5-11-14.
1225. 2 Squadron Eastchurch  -11-14.

Photo. Bristol T.B.8 RNAS No. 153.
Delivered Eastchurch by  -3-1914. Flown by Squadron Commander Courtney to Portsmouth for Royal Review flypast 13-7-14. With Eastchurch (Mobile) Squadron at Immingham 28-7-14.
Force-landed at Faversham en route to Ostende 27-8-14. Arrived No. 1 Squadron RNAS, Belgium 1-9-14. Wrecked in gale at Ostende 12-9-14. Deleted 2-10-14.

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Re: Bristol Aircraft Over Sheppey. 1912 to 1919
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 17:34:34 »
That brings back memories, I remember seeing one of the replicas at a Biggin Hill air show. I also remember building a model of one!

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Bristol Aircraft Over Sheppey. 1912 to 1919
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 17:19:01 »
Bristol Boxkite. 
Royal Naval Air Service serial numbers. (6)

24. Tested Eastchurch Naval Flying School 8-10-1912. Deleted 1-10-14.
35. Delivered ECNFS 20-2-13. Deleted   -8-1914.
945. Delivered Eastchurch  -10-1914. To Hendon 23-3-15.
946. 947. Delivered Eastchurch 31-12-14. To Eastbourne 7-1-15.
8570. Delivered Eastchurch 1-10-15.

Link to video of a Bristol Boxkite flying at Shuttleworth Bedfordshire in 2009.
Pretend its Eastchurch 1912-14.
This aircraft was one of three reproductions built for the film Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. (1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib7UT0NMlUc

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