30 March 1916 – RFC HQ has new home

RFC Headquarters is moving from their chateau at St. Omer (leased from its owner at a rental of twenty francs per day) to another chateau (at 500 francs per month) at St. Andre-aux-Bois, 10 miles south-east of Montreuil.

The main reason for this move is that the British Commander-in-Chief has recently moved his headquarters to Montreuil. It is important for RFC HQ to be based nearby to ensure maximum coordination between the two services.

The RFC’s Number 1 Aircraft Depot and Transit Point for new Squadrons in France will remain at St Omer.

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