Little Snoring, 1945

Worth reblogging don’t you think?

RAF 23 Squadron

First post

April 5, 2010

This could be the start of the amazing story of the airmen of a forgotten squadron in Little Snoring.

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Picture taken in 1945 before the squadron was disbanded (Courtesy Tom Cushing via Peter Smith)

Squadron 23

No. 23 Squadron formed at Fort Grange, Gosport on 1 Sep 1915 under the command of one of the RAF’s most experienced operational pilots – Captain Louis Strange. After a brief period attempting to counter German airship flights over London, the Squadron moved to France with its FE2Bs initially employed on escort duties. By early 1917, Spad single-seaters had arrived, and were being used on offensive patrols. By the end of the War, the Squadron had converted to Dolphins, and flew these until disbanded at the end of 1919.

On 1 July 1925, No. 23 Squadron reformed at Henlow with Snipes, but these were replaced…

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5 thoughts on “Little Snoring, 1945

  1. Now that’s spooky. I was just planning my next trip which is to include Little Snoring airfield. I noted that the church, St. Andrews, has a rather stunning roll of honour paying tribute to the men who flew from the airfield. What a coincidence!

    • This is indeed the airfield. Once you have read all my posts about 23 Squadron, you will find a piece of little history not found in history books.

      Take your time…

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