Wednesday, June 3, 2020

RFC Airfield Locations and AOB Pt 5 1917

RFC Airfield Locations and Air Order of Battle (AOB) on the Western Front, 3rd Ypres 1917.


*Numbers as of 3 Aug 17
Service Brigade Wing Squadron Location Aircraft Type Number*
RFC - HQ 101 St Andre-aux-Bois FE2b 18
RFC - 9 HQ 19 Estree Blanche SPAD VII 16
RFC - 27 Clairmarais S Martinsyde Scout 18
RFC Clairmarais  N
RFC - 55 Boisdinghem DH4 17
RFC - 56 Liettres SE5/5a 18
RFC - 66 Liettres Sopwith Pup 18
RFC - 70 Liettres Sopwith Camel 17
RFC - Special Duty Flight Clairmarais S/N BE12/12a 3
RFC Clairmarais S/N BE2e 1
RFC 1 1 Corps 2 Hesdigneul AW 18
RFC 1 5 Acq RE8 17
RFC 1 10 Chocques AW 17
RFC 1 15 La Gorgue RE8 14
RFC 1 16 Camblain-l'Abbe RE8 17
RFC 1 35 Savy AW 18
RNAS 1 10 Army 8 Naval Mont St Eloi Sopwith Triplane 5
RNAS 1 Mont St Eloi Sopwith Camel 10
RFC 1 25 Auchel (Lozinghem) FE2d 3
RFC Auchel (Lozinghem) DH4 12
RFC 1 40 Bruay Nieuport Scout 15
RFC 1 43 Auchel Sopwith Strutter 18
RFC 1 100 Treizennes FE2b 10
RFC Treizennes BE2e 4
RFC 1 1 Balloon 1 Coy Bethune 2 sections
RFC 1 2 Coy Bethune 3 sections
RFC 1 3 Coy Bethune 2 sections
RFC 1 4 Coy Bethune 3 sections
RFC 1 16 Coy Bethune 2 sections
TOTAL 12
RFC 2 2 Corps 6 Abeele RE8 17
RFC 2 42 Bailleul RE8 18
RFC 2 53 Bailleul RE8 18
RFC 2 11 Army 1 Bailleul Nieuport Scout 18
RNAS 2 1 Naval Bailleul Sopwith Triplane 14
RFC 2 20 St. Marie-Cappel FE2d 17
RFC 2 45 St. Marie-Cappel Sopwith Strutter 13
RFC St. Marie-Cappel Sopwith Camel 3
RFC 2 2 Balloon 5 Coy Mont Rouge 3 sections
RFC 2 6 Coy Mont Rouge 2 sections
RFC 2 7 Coy Mont Rouge 2 sections
RFC 2 11 Coy Mont Rouge 2 sections
TOTAL 9
RFC 3 12 Corps 3 Longavesnes Morane Parasol 18
RFC 3 8 Boiry St. Martin BE2e 18
RFC 3 12 Ablainzevelle BE2e 18
RFC 3 13 Etrun RE8 18
RFC 3 59 Mons-en-Chaussee RE8 18
RFC 3 13 Army 11 Bellevue Bristol Fighter 18
RFC 3 18 Bellevue FE2b 9
RFC Bellevue DH4 3
RFC 3 22 Le Hameau Bristol Fighter 15
RFC 3 24 Baizieux DH5 14
RFC 3 41 Lealvillers DH5 11
RFC 3 60 Le Hameau Nieuport 23 10
RFC Le Hameau SE5 5
RFC 3 3 Balloon 10 Coy Biefvillers-les-Bapaume 2 sections
RFC 3 12 Coy Biefvillers-les-Bapaume 2 sections
RFC 3 14 Coy Biefvillers-les-Bapaume 2 sections
RFC 3 15 Coy Biefvillers-les-Bapaume 2 sections
RFC 3 18 Coy Biefvillers-les-Bapaume 2 sections
RFC 3 19 Coy Biefvillers-les-Bapaume 2 sections
TOTAL 12
RFC 4 3 Corps 34 Bray Dunes RE8 17
RFC 4 52 Bray Dunes RE8 18
RNAS 4 14 Army 6 Naval Frontier Aerodrome Sopwith Camel 15
RNAS 4 9 Naval Leffrinckhoucke Sopwith Triplane 5
RFC 4 Leffrinckhoucke Sopwith Camel 10
RFC 4 48 Frontier Aerodrome Bristol Fighter 18
RFC 4 54 Leffrinckhoucke Sopwith Pup/Scout 18
RFC 5 15 Corps 4 Abeele RE8 23
RFC 5 7 Proven RE8 19
RFC 5 9 Proven RE8 18
RFC 5 21 La Lovie RE8 20
RNAS 5 22 Army 10 Naval Droglandt Sopwith Triplane 15
RFC 5 23 La Lovie SPAD VII 17
RFC 5 29 Poperinghe Nieuport 17 4
RFC Poperinghe Nieuport 23 12
RFC 5 32 Droglandt DH5 16
RFC 5 57 Boisdinghem DH4 18
RFC 5 5 Balloon 8 Coy Chalet d'Amitie 2 sections
RFC 5 13 Coy Chalet d'Amitie 3 sections
RFC 5 17 Coy Chalet d'Amitie 2 sections
RFC 5 20 Coy Chalet d'Amitie 2 sections
TOTAL 9


The physical location of the airfields listed above can be found on the following Google Maps page: RFC/RAF WW1 Airfields on the Western Front 1914-1918. (Please note that the Google Maps page is 'work in progress'.)

Part 6 - 1917 (Cambrai)

Thursday, April 30, 2020

RFC Airfield Locations and AOB Pt 4 1917

RFC Airfield Locations and Air Order of Battle (AOB) on the Western Front, Messines 1917.


1917
Messines



*Numbers as of 1 Jun 17
Service Brigade Wing Squadron Location Aircraft Type Number*
RFC - 9 HQ 19 Estree Blanche SPAD VII 18
RFC - 27 Clairmarais S Martinsyde Scout 18
Clairmarais N
RFC - 55 Boisdinghem DH4 20
RFC - 56 Estree Blanche SE5 15
RFC - 66 Estree Blanche Sopwith Pup 18
RFC - 70 Boisdinghem Sopwith Strutter 18
RFC - Special Duty Flight Clairmarais N/S BE2e 1
Clairmarais N/S BE12 3
RFC - 57 Fienvillers DH4 13
RFC 1 1 Corps 2 Hesdigneul Armstrong-Whitworth 12
1 2 Hesdigneul BE2c, d 5
RFC 1 5 Acq RE8 18
RFC 1 10 Chocques BE2e, f, g 18
1 16 Camblain l'Abbe BE2g 1
RFC 1 16 Camblain l'Abbe RE8 18
RNAS 1 10 Army 8 Naval (√Čcoivres) Mont St. Eloi Sopwith Triplane 15
RFC 1 23 Bruay SPAD VII 16
RFC 1 25 Auchel FE2d 16
RFC 1 40 Bruay Nieuport Scout 18
RFC 1 43 Auchel Sopwith Strutter 18
RFC 1 100 Treizennes BE2e 5
RFC 1 100 Treizennes FE2b 13
RFC 1 1 Balloon 1 Coy Nouex-les-Mines 2 sections
RFC 1 2 Coy Nouex-les-Mines 2 sections
RFC 1 3 Coy Nouex-les-Mines 3 sections
RFC 1 4 Coy Nouex-les-Mines 2 sections
TOTAL 9
RFC 2 2 Corps 4 Abeele RE8 13
RFC 2 6 Abeele RE8 21
RFC 2 7 Proven BE2d, g 18
RFC 2 21 La Lovie RE8 18
RFC 2 42 Bailleul RE8 20
RFC 2 53 Bailleul RE8 21
RFC 2 11 Army 1 Bailleul Nieuport Scout 18
RNAS 2 1 Naval Bailleul Sopwith Triplane 15
RNAS 2 10 Naval Droglandt Sopwith Triplane 15
RFC 2 20 St.Marie-Cappel FE2d 18
RFC 2 41 Hondschoote FE8 17
RFC 2 45 St.Marie-Cappel Sopwith Strutter 18
RFC 2 46 La Gorgue Sopwith Pup 15
RFC 2 2 Balloon 5 Mont Rouge 3 sections
RFC 2 6 Mont Rouge 2 sections
RFC 2 7 Mont Rouge 3 sections
RFC 2 8 Mont Rouge 2 sections
RFC 2 13 Mont Rouge 2 sections
RFC 2 20 Mont Rouge 1 section
TOTAL 13
RFC 3 12 Corps 3 Lavieville Morane Parasol 18
RFC 3 8 Boiry St. Martin BE2e 18
RFC 3 8 Boiry St. Martin RE8 2
RFC 3 12 Wagnonlieu BE2e 18
RFC 3 13 Etrun BE2e 19
RFC 3 13 Etrun RE8 2
RFC 3 15 Courcelles-le-Comte BE2e 12
RFC 3 15 Courcelles-le-Comte RE8 6
RFC 3 59 Le Hameau RE8 18
RNAS 3 13 Army 3 Naval Marieux Sopwith Pup 15
RFC 3 11 Marieux FE2b 10
RFC 3 11 Marieux Bristol F2b 5
RFC 3 11 Marieux BE2e 2
RFC 3 18 Bellevue FE2b 16
RFC 3 29 Baizieux Nieuport 17 4
RFC 3 29 Baizieux Nieuport 23 14
RFC 3 32 Le Hameau DH2 8
RFC 3 32 Le Hameau DH5 9
RFC 3 48 Lealvillers Bristol Fighter 18
RFC 3 60 Le Hameau Nieuport 17 6
RFC 3 60 Le Hameau Nieuport 23 12
RFC 3 3 Balloon 9 Biefvillers-les-Bapaume 2 sections
RFC 3 10 2 sections
RFC 3 11 2 sections
RFC 3 12 2 sections
RFC 3 17 2 sections
RFC 3 18 2 sections
RFC 3 19 1 section
TOTAL 13
RFC 4 3 Corps 9 Estrees-en-Chaussee BE2e 6
RFC 4 9 Estrees-en-Chaussee RE8 12
RFC 4 34 Nurlu RE8 18
RFC 4 35 Mons-en-Chaussee AW 18
RFC 4 52 Longavesnes RE8 18
RNAS 4 14 Army 6 Naval Flez Nieuport 17 (Scout) 15
RFC 4 22 Flez FE2b 18
RFC 4 24 Flez DH2 5
RFC 4 24 Flez DH5 12
RFC 4 54 Flez Sopwith Pup 18


The physical location of the airfields listed above can be found on the following Google Maps page: RFC/RAF WW1 Airfields on the Western Front 1914-1918. (Please note that the Google Maps page is 'work in progress'.)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

RFC Airfield Locations and AOB Pt 3 1917

RFC Airfield Locations and Air Order of Battle (AOB) on the Western Front, Arras 1917.


1917
Arras

Service Brigade Wing Squadron Location Aircraft Type Number
RFC - 9 (HQ) 19 Vert Galand SPAD VII 18
RFC - 27 Fienvillers DH 4 18
RFC - 55 Fienvillers DH 4 18
RFC - 56 Vert Galand SE 5 13
RFC - 57 Fienvillers FE 2d 17
RFC - 66 Vert Galand Sopwith Pup 18
RFC - 70 Fienvillers Sopwith Strutter 18
RFC 1 1 (Corps) 2 Hesdigneul BE 2c, d, e 21
RFC 1 5 Savy BE 2f, g 14
RFC 1 10 Chocques BE 2e 19
RFC 1 16 Bruay BE 2e, f, g 24
RFC 1 1 (Balloon) 1 Coy Bethune Balloons 2
RFC 1 2 Coy Bethune Balloons 2
RFC 1 3 Coy Bethune Balloons 2
RFC 1 10 (Army) 25 Auchel FE 2b, 2d 18
RFC 1 40 Treizennes Nieuport 17 18
RFC 1 43 Treizennes Sopwith Strutter, 2-seat 16
RNAS 1 8 Naval Auchel Sopwith Triplanes 18
RFC 2 2 (Corps) 6 Abeele RE 8
RFC 6 Abeele BE 2d, e
6 Abeele TOTAL 17
RFC 2 21 Droglandt RE 8 15
RFC 2 42 Bailleul BE 2e
RFC 42 Bailleul RE 8
42 Bailleul TOTAL 17
RFC 2 46 Droglandt Nieuport 12 14
RFC 2 53 Bailleul BE 2e 16
RFC 2 11 (Army) 1 Bailleul Nieuport 17 18
RFC 2 20 Boisdinghem FE 2d 18
RFC 2 41 Abeele FE 8 18
RFC 2 45 St. Marie-Cappel Sopwith Strutter, 2-seat 16
RFC 2 2 (Balloon) 5 Coy Mont Rouge Balloons 2
RFC 2 6 Coy Mont Rouge Balloons 2
RFC 2 7 Coy Mont Rouge Balloons 1
RFC 2 8 Coy Mont Rouge Balloons 1
RFC 3 III Brigade 35 Savy AW FK8 18
RFC 3 100 Izel-le-Hameau FE 2b 12
RFC 3 12 (Corps) 8 Soncamp BE 2c, d, e 24
RFC 3 12 Avesnes-le-Comte BE 2e 24
RFC 3 13 Savy RE 8 21
RFC 3 59 Bellevue RE 8 21
RFC 3 13 (Army) 11 Izel-le-Hameau FE2b 18
RFC 3 29 Izel-le-Hameau Nieuport 17 16
RFC 3 48 Bellevue Bristol F2b 18
RFC 3 60 Izel-le-Hameau Nieuport 17 18
RNAS 3 6 Naval Bellevue Nieuport 17 16
RFC 3 3 (Balloon) 9 Coy Barly Balloons 2
RFC 3 10 Coy Barly Balloons 2
RFC 3 11 Coy Barly Balloons 2
RFC 3 12 Coy Barly Balloons 2
RFC 4 3 (Corps) 7 Moreuil BE 2d,e 21
RFC 4 9 Morlancourt BE 2e 21
RFC 4 34 Villers-Bretonneux RE 8 18
RFC 4 52 Citadel BE 2e 18
RFC 4 14 (Army) 22 Chipilly FE 2b 18
RFC 4 24 Chipilly DH 2 18
RFC 4 54 Chipilly Sopwith Pup 18
RNAS 4 1 Naval Chipilly Sopwith Triplanes 18
RFC 4 4 (Balloon) 14 Coy Eterpigny Balloons 2
RFC 4 15 Coy Eterpigny Balloons 1
RFC 4 16 Coy Eterpigny Balloons 1
RFC 4 20 Coy Eterpigny Balloons 2
RFC 5 15 (Corps) 4 Warloy BE 2c,d,e 18
RFC 5 3 Lavieville Morane L 'Parasol' 18
RFC 5 15 Lealvillers BE 2d, e 18
RFC 5 22 (Army) 18 Bertangles FE 2b 18
RFC 5 23 Baizieux SPAD VII 18
RNAS 5 3 Naval Marieux Sopwith Pup 18
RFC 5 32 Lealvillers DH 2 18
RFC 5 5 (Balloon) 13 Coy Contay Balloons 2
RFC 5 17 Coy Contay Balloons 2
RFC 5 18 Coy Contay Balloons 2
RFC 5 19 Coy Contay Balloons 1


The physical location of the airfields listed above can be found on the following Google Maps page: RFC/RAF WW1 Airfields on the Western Front 1914-1918. (Please note that the Google Maps page is 'work in progress'.)