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Old 9th June 2009, 15:00
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Last RAF Combat over France in WWI

Good afternoon,

I would very much appreciate to be told when and where (wich unit involved) RAF met combat for the last time over France during WWI.

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Old 9th June 2009, 19:43
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Re: Last RAF Combat over France in WWI

Bernard

The final RAF communiqué was issued on the same day hostilities ended, ie Nov 11th, 1918.
214 Sq carried out a successful raid on Louvain railway sidings and junction during the night, 112 112-lbs bombs were dropped and manydirect hits being obtained. An ammunition train was hit, causing explosions and fires all over the sidings. Hostilities ended at 11.00H

An unknown unit also made some kind of daylight attack and delivered 750 kgs of bombs.

No enemy aircraft were encountered.

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Old 9th June 2009, 19:58
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Re: Last RAF Combat over France in WWI

Hello Stig, many thanks to you.

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Old 10th June 2009, 12:01
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Re: Last RAF Combat over France in WWI

Bernard,

To answer your question, I believe the last recorded combat took place south of Charleroi 11.00 - 11.35 a.m. on November 10, 1918, between Bristol F2Bs of No.20 Squadron and Fokker DVIIs of Jasta 50.

The British claimed 4 enemy aircraft downed: Lt G.E. Randall & Lt G.V. Learmond claiming 2 E/A west of Louerval, 2Lt F.H. Solomon & 2Lt A.D. Sinclair 1 E/A, and Lt H.W. Heslop & 2Lt J. Hackett another though Jasta 50 seem to have reported no losses. One Brisfit was lost, that of 2Lt E.A.C. Britton (PoW) & Sgt R.J. Dodds (KIA), falling to the OC of Jasta 50, Lt Hans von Freden, over Froid Chapelle.
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Old 11th June 2009, 14:26
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Re: Last RAF Combat over France in WWI

Good afternoon Peter,

Nice to hear from you and many thanks for the info.
Are you working on WWI ?

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Old 11th June 2009, 21:36
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Re: Last RAF Combat over France in WWI

Hello

Tiny corrections:
1°) 'Louerval' for Loverval
2°) 'Froid Chapelle' for Froidchapelle

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Re: Last RAF Combat over France in WWI

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Bernard,

To answer your question, I believe the last recorded combat took place south of Charleroi 11.00 - 11.35 a.m. on November 10, 1918, between Bristol F2Bs of No.20 Squadron and Fokker DVIIs of Jasta 50.

The British claimed 4 enemy aircraft downed: Lt G.E. Randall & Lt G.V. Learmond claiming 2 E/A west of Louerval, 2Lt F.H. Solomon & 2Lt A.D. Sinclair 1 E/A, and Lt H.W. Heslop & 2Lt J. Hackett another though Jasta 50 seem to have reported no losses. One Brisfit was lost, that of 2Lt E.A.C. Britton (PoW) & Sgt R.J. Dodds (KIA), falling to the OC of Jasta 50, Lt Hans von Freden, over Froid Chapelle.

Hi Peter,

I came accross this post of yours regarding the last recorded combat of WW 1 whilst searching Google for H W Heslop, my grandfathers brother. I was wondering if you know any more infomation about H W Heslop, or could advise me of any other online resources that may have information.

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Re: Last RAF Combat over France in WWI

H. Davey,

I have sent you a private message.
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