Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c


The Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c was a single-engine tractor two-seat biplane which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Thetford Aerodrome (February 1916 to June 1916)

They were also used for Communication Flights whilst the squadron worked up to operational readiness in France (January 1917 to April 1917)


BE2C Profile

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of the aircraft they were on charge of the squadron, along with the period they were on charge (where known):

2473

  • 18/04/1916 On Charge
  • 10/05/1916 Off Charge

2474

  • 18/04/1916 On Charge
  • 10/05/1916 Off Charge

2475

  • 26/04/1916 On Charge
  • 24/05/1916 Off Charge

2531

  • 17/03/1917 On Charge
  • 31/03/1917 Off Charge

2712

  • 14/04/1916 On Charge
  • 29/04/1916 Off Charge

2719

  • 20/02/1916 On Charge
  • 06/04/1916 Off Charge

2724

  • 30/03/1916 On Charge
  • Off Charge

2734

  • 31/03/1916 On Charge
  • 06/04/1916 Off Charge

2743

  • 21/04/1916 On Charge
  • 26/04/1916 Off Charge

2762

  • 22/03/1917 On Charge
  • 28/03/1917 Off Charge

4099

  • 22/02/1916 On Charge
  • 10/05/1916 Off Charge

5402

  • 22/02/1916 On Charge
  • 10/05/1916 Off Charge

5403

  • 22/02/1916 On Charge
  • 10/05/1916 Off Charge

Aircraft Losses and Incidents 

  • None Recorded