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Old 28th June 2024, 13:41
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Re: Photos Royal Aircraft Factory Aircraft

Hello,


Currently on ebay is a photo of a S.E.5a presentation aircraft Manda-Allahabad Presented by the Rajha Ram Copal Singh Bahadur


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/176426195...QAAOSw6~1mbaxu



This subject came up on the Great War Forum in 2008,but without the serial number being identified https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/...nda-allahabad/ have any further detais on the identity of this aircraft emergrd since?


For those interested the seller has other photos of british aircraft,although many are WW.II at


https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?it...dy2311&_sop=10



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Old 28th June 2024, 18:54
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Hi Clint

There are speculations this was F5685 (see Gifts of War page 437)

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Old 1st July 2024, 17:09
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Re: Photos Royal Aircraft Factory Aircraft

Hi Stig There is a photo of F5685 in Les Rogers' "SE5A Squadrons with 84 Sqn. in post-March markings; from the right side with a presentation inscription ( a different style though) but not legible I'm afraid.


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Old 1st July 2024, 17:38
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A book not in my possession Nick....

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Old 3rd July 2024, 16:56
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Re: Photos Royal Aircraft Factory Aircraft

This is it, not very good quality but at least no mistaking the serial. Not Clint's I think.
( Ram Gopal Singh was the last Raja Of Manda-Allahabad, Bahadur is a title of respect.)
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se5a-84 by Nicholas King, on Flickr
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Old 3rd July 2024, 21:06
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Nicholas King is a man of few words.....

.....but I agree Nick!

Unless re-done, this is not the aircraft Clint is looking for....

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Old 6th July 2024, 16:54
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Re: Photos Royal Aircraft Factory Aircraft

Still can't find the serial of Clint's SE but I think this is London Colney (as suggested elsewhere), the buildings on the right being the 3 permanent wooden hangars (called "Flight Sheds") with flying field to the left. There were 3 temporary ones to the west and the trees in background were woods. The photograph is labelled St. Albans, only 4 miles away.

The airfield photo is not dated and is not quite orientated N-S. The field was originally "Shenley" after the nearby village but changed as being too similar to "Kenley".
SE5as were in use for training (41 TDS ?) in late 1918 with guns removed.



https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ject/205354034
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Old 8th July 2024, 15:05
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Thanks for your efforts on the S.E.5a Nick. Hopefully something definite appears in due course,although the circumstantial evidence you have provided about the locationand hence possible unit seems pretty convincing.


Now a photo of R.E.8 A3880, I've a feeling that the photo is a reproduction,but new to myself in any case. Could someone provide the identity of the unit of this machine bearing a soon to become fashionable emblem?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/204875769...Bk9SR7Cb_KaSZA



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Old 10th July 2024, 13:57
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Re: Photos Royal Aircraft Factory Aircraft

Clint there are a couple of other photos of RE8s with these markings ( I've got a note of A4501) from what I've learnt this is most likely 5TDS at Easton-on-the hill (Collyweston) in Northants; they had 3 flights so maybe a Flight symbol. A3881 was with 53TS and crashed at Harlaxton 11 Feb. 1918.


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