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Old 8th March 2021, 18:07
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Re: Photo Sopwith

Snipe E6353 ... either "2" or "3" ( Slavo-British) sqns. in N. Russia, with RAF volunteers from the W. Front; a variety of aircraft including
Camels, DH9s, DH9As, Nieuports, 1/1/2 Strutters, & Snipes.


Snipe E8008 (probably not 4AFC)... was with 43 Sqn RAF returned from Eil ( Koln) 23/8/19.
You can just see their sloping bars and letter ("Z" ?). It's in their history.
4AFC's Snipes are listed on "ADF Serials"; they had a short vertical bar in front of the cocarde with a letter or number to the rear.
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Old 8th March 2021, 18:35
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Re: Photo Sopwith

Hello Nick,


Thanks for the reply and the helpful additional information. It can be very different to judge the accuracy of the sellers information (re 4 AFC) though in truth I should have crosschecked with the ADF page.


Here are another couple of Camels:


Sopwith F.1 Camel B9233 5 TS

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sopwith-Camel-Biplane-B9233-Crash-Large-Original-Photo-BZ829/393177570577?hash=item5b8b359d11:g:QfwAAOSwpZtgQi8 w


Sopwith F.1 Camel D6447

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-WW1-photo-Royal-Flying-Corps-6-Squadron-Sopwith-Camel-WW1-RAF/114717676178?hash=item1ab5b4d292:g:wBAAAOSwALxgRSr Q



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Old 8th March 2021, 20:35
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Re: Photo Sopwith

Hi Clint

Agree with Nick, E8008 came nowhere near 4 AFC.

Regarding the Camels, my version of what happened to B9233 is that it was being collected by an 80 Sq pilot (2/Lt Oldridge) from No 5 TS. On 26 Jan 1918 he crashed and was killed. Two reports exist and it is not possible by me to see where this is, so I don't know which version is correct.

D6447 was with No 72 Sq when it was dubbed 'Susan' (Sep 1918 is a fixed date)
No idea from where the original caption writer got 6 (N) Sq from. Not a single source of mine claims that.

I hope for the buyers sake that the quality of the actual photos sold by this "throughtheireyes" are far better then they appear on ebay....

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Old 8th March 2021, 20:45
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Re: Photo Sopwith

Hi Stig,


Thanks. I deduced that D6447 was with 72 Squadron when the photo was taken.But good to have confirmation.


I'm not claiming any certainty about the fate of B9233. I used http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1918.htm as my source and he wrote 5 TS.But of course no detail about the machine being picked up by a 80 Squadron pilot.


I must say these photos come from an unusual photo album.The pilot seems to have got around a lot.. I must agree the photo quality is a bit variable,which is why I stuck a general link in the thread on the Bristol aircraft rather than continuing to post by manufacturer as per usual.Alsoo too many posts!!!


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