Attachment to the Cavalry Corps


In December 1916, the squadron was advised that it would be attached to the Cavalry Corps when it mobilised to France in January 1917.

A letter was sent to HQ, Training Brigade asking for instructions on “co-operation between Cavalry and Aeroplanes” and these were duly received.

To assist with training, five observers from the Cavalry Corp (Swire, Curtis, Barne, Lawrence-Smith and Royston) were sent to Narborough to work with the squadron on operational techniques.


An extract from the instructions sent to the squadron on co-operation between Cavalry and Aeroplanes [Courtesy of Mike Meech]