Attachment to the Cavalry Corps

RESEARCH NOTES

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.

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