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66 Squadron, RFC & RAF, 1916 to 1919


Aerodromes used by 66 Squadron

Formation

66 Squadron first formed as a flight at Filton Bristol 24 June 1916. On 2 July 1916 the flight moved to Netheravon and on 30 July 1916 moved again to Filton, coming under 21 Wing and eventually expanding to squadron strength.

A full list of locations and move dates is below.

Aerodromes


Date Location Notes
24-Jun-1916
Bristol
Nucleus from 19 Squadron
02-Jul-1916
Netheravon
Flight strength
30-Jul-1916
Filton, Bristol
Squadron strength
03-Mar-1916
Saint Omer
HQ RFC, France
18-Mar-1917
Vert Galant
9 Wing BEF, France
31-May-1917
Estrèe Blanche- Liettres
9 Wing BEF, France
20-Jun-1917
Calais-Wissant-Marquise
Home Defences Group, Home Forces
07-Jul-1917
Estrèe Blanche- Liettres
9 Wing BEF, France
01-Nov-1917
Candas
22-Nov-1917
Milan
51 Wing, 7 Brigade BEF, Italy
29-Nov-1917
Verona
On the racecourse
04-Dec-1917
Grossa
14 Wing BEF from 16-Jan-1918
18-Feb-1918
Treviso
10-Mar-1918
San Pietro in Gu
01-Oct-1918
Arcade
06-Nov-1918
San Pietro in Gu
10-Mar-1919
Yatesbury
28 Wing, UK
29-Mar-1919
Leighterton
Disbanded 25-Oct-1919

Note:
- Estrèe Blanche / Liettres is the one and same location.
- Calais, this was the general area where the aerodrome was located, it was actually at Wissant - Marquise

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