5 November 1916 – More Navy

Following the formation of 8 Squadron RNAS on 25 October, the Admiralty formed a further two squadrons today at St Pol to assist the RFC on the Western Front.

A new 2 Squadron RNAS was formed from ‘B’ Squadron, 1 Wing RNAS, with Farman F40s which will carry out reconnaissance missions. Major Douglas Claude Strathern Evill has been appointed Commanding Officer.

A new 3 Squadron RNAS was formed from ‘C’ Squadron, 1 Wing RNAS. It will serve as a fighter squadron equipped with Bristol and Nieuport Scouts. Major Arthur Longmore has been appointed CO.

 

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