Air Enthusiast 2003-01
A.Thomas - From the attic
Snipe F2369 of 43 Squadron. The sloping bars flanking the roundel were a wartime identity marking.
2nd Lt H A Denny of 206 Squadron eases DH.9 E8873 onto the grass after another sortie in 1919.
The crew of this DH.9 of 206 Squadron smile for the camera outside one of Bickendorf's large hangars. Note the wooden dispersal.
Former French Nieuport 17c painted in RAF markings and mounted on a concrete stand - the earliest 'gate guardian'?
Salmson 2A2 No.7 army co-operation machine from the US Air Service's Occupation force.
Coventry Ordnance Works-built RE.8 D6809 was on the strength of 12 Squadron in 1919.
SE.5A E5658 serving with No.29 Squadron. Beyond is one of its old adversaries - Fokker D.VII OAW, which appears to be 8438/18.
Gotha GL VIIs, the one to the right wearing RAF roundels.
Amongst the surrendered aircraft at Backendorf were at least two Fokker D.VIIs.
SE.5A E5658 serving with No.29 Squadron. Beyond is one of its old adversaries - Fokker D.VII OAW, which appears to be 8438/18.
Amongst the surrendered aircraft at Backendorf were at least two Fokker D.VIIs.
A specially-modified DH.4A used by the Hendon-based 1 Communications Squadron. Note the pendant on the inter-plane strut and the Sopwith Dolphins behind.
Gotha GL VIIs, the one to the right wearing RAF roundels.
A specially-modified DH.4A used by the Hendon-based 1 Communications Squadron. Note the pendant on the inter-plane strut and the Sopwith Dolphins behind.