28 January 1916 – Sykes Leaves

The commander of the air forces in the Dardannelles, Wing Captain Frederick Sykes has been relieved of his command and ordered home to London.

The main reason for this is that ground troops have now been successfully evacuated from the peninsula, and although the RNAS will remain in place to carry out reconnaissance and occasional bombing, there is no need for someone of his rank. The commander of 2 Wing RNAS, Eugene Gerrard will assume command.

Eugene Gerrard


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