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100 Years Since End of Service in WWI

posted Feb 3, 2019, 6:58 AM by No 56 Sqn   [ updated Feb 3, 2019, 7:04 AM ]
In No 56 Sqn RAF/RFC, Alex Revell writes:
On 2 February [1919], the final order came. The squadron was to be reduced to cadre status on the 5th. The day was dismal, snow lay on the ground and there was low cloud. Speaks and Clarkson left with the squadron's remaining transport. Grinnell-Milne, the last to leave watched the lorries take the long straight road to Cambrai. No 56 Sqn RFC/RAF had ceased to exist as a fighter unit. (119)

One-hundred years ago, almost to the day, No 56 Sqn completed its military service in World War I. During 1917-18, the young pilots of No 56 Sqn exhibited great courage and skill in combat flying, though many did not return home. The world now more than ever needs to remember the horrific nature of that war, to honor the memory of the fallen by ensuring that such global conflict never happens again.

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