By Mick Davis
Within the years ahead of international battle I, George Holt Thomas was once an energetic supporter of aviation improvement and a promoter of its army capability. The speed of improvement observed him utilizing a tender and gifted plane clothier via the identify of Geoffrey de Havilland, and the plane they produced went directly to make historical past. during this e-book, the writer tells the tale of Airco, the airplane production corporation, and of its variety of goods together with the D.H.4 and D.H.9a designs.
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A War Cabinet meeting on I October raised the issue of retaliation in kind, and a further meeting the next day, attended by Trenchard, agreed the detachment of unit: to the area around Nancy, from where targets in southern Germany would be in range. Ochey aerodrome, used previously by 3 Wing R A , was the initial base for units of the 41st Wing RFC that was created to conduct those bombing operations. The R AS was to contribute A Squadron, whose HP 0/100s had been engaged on anti-submarine duties but would engage in long-range night bombing.
6 TDS 8oscombe Down - 85497,85521, 85525, 85526, 85527. 10 TDS Harling Road - A7667, A7714, A7752, A7753, A7938, A7974, 85512. 11 TDS Old Sarum - A7827, A7962, A7994,85467. 31 TDS Fowlmere - 82115, 85538. 35 TDS Duxford - 85539. 49 TDS Catterick - A2127, A7779, A7826, 82127, 85517, 85546, 85549, 85550. 55 TDS (ex-203 TDS) Manston/ Narborough - A7884, A7962, 89480, 89482,88486,89487,89490,89491, N6414, N6425. 57 TDS (ex-202 TDS) Cranwell - A7726, 89478, 89479, 89488, 89489, 89496, D176~ N6427, N6429.
Ur d th ' ring into the contour o( lh· d' kmg. The rear turtle-decking wa round'd on early machine of the bat h, bUl som' later deliveries were given the slab-sl led and flat-topped rear fu e1agc that ham tcrized later RFC deliverie . The original design also had a very short under arriagc, and led to the possibility of the propeller catching the ground on take-off. This was remedied from N9559 onwards by the fitting of a taller unit. Frantal firepower was doubled with the fitting of a second fixed Vickers machine-gun.