8 October 1915 – 26 (South African) Squadron formed

26 Squadron was formed at Netheravon today from elements of the South African Aviation Corps who has served in the SW Africa Campaign. At the end of that campaign, the flying unit went to Capetown, where it was demobilized. The majority of the officers left at once for England.

The South African Aviation Corps was then remobilized (119 N.C.O.s and men) and it also followed to England at the beginning of October 1915. The Unit has now been reconstituted as 25 (South African) Squadron with Major Gerald Percy Wallace in command.

The squadron is equipped with BE2cs and the Henri-Farmans brought back from Africa. After some additional training they will be shipped out to British East Africa to assist in the campaign in German South-East Africa.


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