This page contains photographs taken of or by members of 6 Squadron as well as items belonging to 6 Squadron during WW1, from 1914 to 1919. They come from various sources and I have acknowledged copyright where appropriate. As the collection grows, I will attempt to identify more of the subjects and locations. If you are able to provide more details for any of these photographs or have other photographs of 6 Squadron from the WW1 period that I can reproduce here, I would be very pleased to hear from you via the Contact page.

Wireless Workshop Lorry
Wireless Workshop Lorry

6 Squadron wireless workshop lorry (Fred Johnstone wearing headphones)

Ernest Handley Papers
Ernest Handley Papers

WW1 Royal Flying Corps papers for Sergeant Ernest Handley

6 Squadron Officers
6 Squadron Officers

Group photograph of 6 Squadron Officers, taken in Autumn 1918. Copyright Pat Sleightholme (nee Mottershaw)

6 Squadron sergeants
6 Squadron sergeants

Group photograph of 6 Squadron Sergeants, taken in Autumn 1918. Copyright Pat Sleightholme (nee Mottershaw)

Mobile Photographic Laboratory
Mobile Photographic Laboratory

6 Squadron's mobile photographic laboratory. Copyright Beccles and Bungay Museum.

Type W Wireless
Type W Wireless

Schematic diagram of a WW1 wireless set used in aircraft

6 Squadron (1917-1918) names
6 Squadron (1917-1918) names

6 Squadron soccer team (1917) and the men of one of the flights (1918)

Picnic in 6 Squadron
Picnic in 6 Squadron

My grandfather, Corporal Fred Johnstone, pouring tea - the event described in 'For God, England and Ethel'

6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 1
6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 1

After a total solo flight time of 31 hours 40 minutes, Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover was posted to 6 Squadron RFC at Abeele. This is the first page of his pilot's log whilst on active service. Copyright Rob Glover

6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 2
6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 2

This is the second page of the pilot's log of Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover after being posted to 6 Squadron RFC in June 1917. Note the mention that Lt Tyler was awarded the Military Cross on 17th July. Copyright Rob Glover

6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 3
6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 3

This is the third page of the pilot's log of Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover after being posted to 6 Squadron RFC in June 1917. Note the mention of the deaths of Lts M W Briscoe and O L Burt on the 23rd July - they were shot down during a combat, crashing in flames on the allied side of the lines. Copyright Rob Glover

6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 4
6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 4

After a total solo flight time of 31 hours 40 minutes, Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover was posted to 6 Squadron RFC at Abeele. This is the first page of his personal pilot's log whilst on active service - see also the photo of his official squadron log. Copyright Rob Glover

6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 4
6 Squadron Pilot's Log - photo 4

This is the second page of the personal log of Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover after being posted to 6 Squadron RFC in June 1917. See also the photo of the official squadron log for this period. Copyright Rob Glover

Royal Flying Corps Casualty Report
Royal Flying Corps Casualty Report

Actual RFC Casualty Report for personnel and machines (whilst flying) - no 6 Issue Section

Royal Flying Corps Casualty Report
Royal Flying Corps Casualty Report

Example of Army Form W 3347 - Royal Flying Corps Report on Casualties to Personnel and Machines (when flying). This was for a 6 Squadron Bristol FB2 Fighter that crashed on landing at Sart aerodrome, a few months before 6 Squadron was sent out to Iraq. Note the signature of the OC 6 Squadron, Major G C Pirie

RE8 at Wye, UK (angle 1)
RE8 at Wye, UK (angle 1)

Photograph of RE8 A3552 used for training at Wye aerodrome, taken by Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover in May 1917, just before he was posted overseas to 6 Squadron as a pilot at Abeele. He served with the squadron from June to August 1917 when he was injured in a crash. Copyright Rob Glover.

RE8 at Wye, May 1917 (angle 2)
RE8 at Wye, May 1917 (angle 2)

A second photo of an RE8 A3552, taken by Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover. Copyright Rob Glover

RE8 Cockpit
RE8 Cockpit

View of the instruments in the pilot's cockpit of a Royal Aircraft Factory RE8

RAF Fowlmere, 1919
RAF Fowlmere, 1919

Flight Lieutenant D S 'Jimmy' Glover as Flight Commander in 31 Training Depot Station at Fowlmere, after being invalided out of 6 Squadron and finishing his time as a Training Instructor at Wyton. Copyright Rob Glover

Bristol Scout
Bristol Scout

Bristol Scout - identity and location unknown. Photograph taken in 1917 by Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover. Copyright Rob Glover

6 Squadron New Year Dinner Menu 1917
6 Squadron New Year Dinner Menu 1917

The menu and signatures of the Warrant Officers and Sergeants of 6 Squadron RFC on a hand-drawn menu for the New Year's dinner 31st December 1917. Note that my grandfather Fred Johnstone (see signature 'J' for Johnny Johnstone) attended, even though he was only a corporal. Fred is the main character in 'For God, England & Ethel'.

Lt O L Burt, Pilot 6 Squadron RFC
Lt O L Burt, Pilot 6 Squadron RFC

This photograph was taken by Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover outside the dugout he shared with Lt O L Burt on 21st July 1917 at Abeele, two days before Lt Burt was killed in his RE8 A4197 along with his observer, Lt M W Briscoe. Copyright Rob Glover

Crossley Tender Breakdown
Crossley Tender Breakdown

The Crossley tender of Lt O L Burt breaks down at Fletre in Northern France, 6 1/2 km south of the aerodrome at Abeele in July 1917. Photo probably taken by Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover. Copyright Rob Glover

Lt A L Tyler, Observer 6 Squadron
Lt A L Tyler, Observer 6 Squadron

Lt A L Tyler, often the observer who flew with Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover, pilot with 6 Squadron RFC during July and August 1917. Copyright Rob Glover

Belgian railway workers, 1917
Belgian railway workers, 1917

This photo was taken in August 1917 by Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover, pilot in 6 Squadron RFC

Abeele Aerodrome
Abeele Aerodrome

View looking north on Abeele aerodrome, home to 6 Squadron RFC

SS Britannic, sister ship of Titanic
SS Britannic, sister ship of Titanic

Photo taken in Rouen during 1917 by Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover, pilot with 6 Squadron RFC. The SS Britannic was later hit by a mine in the Mediterranean and sunk.

Lt D S Glover, Abeele
Lt D S Glover, Abeele

This photo was taken in July 1917 of Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover, newly posted to 6 Squadron RFC. Copyright Rob Glover

Presentation Aircraft BE2c 2679
Presentation Aircraft BE2c 2679

This Be2c was presented to 6 Squadron on the 18th October 1915

Abeele Hangars
Abeele Hangars

A photo of the DH2 scouts of 29 Squadron, which shared Abeele aerodrome with 6 Squadron from 15/04/16 to 23/10/16

6 Squadron RE8 Abeele 1917
6 Squadron RE8 Abeele 1917

Air Mechanic George Charles Bradbury of 6 Squadron sitting in the pilot's cockpit of an RE8. The photo was taken at Abeele some time in 1917. He was killed in a bombing raid on Abeele aerodrome on 31st October 1917.

FE8 Landing at Abeele 1917
FE8 Landing at Abeele 1917

This is an FE8 scout of 41 Squadron Royal Flying Corps coming in to land at Abeele, an aerodrome it shared with 6 Squadron. The photo was taken in the first half of 1917

6 Squadron RFC Mechanics
6 Squadron RFC Mechanics

A group photo of 6 Squadron air mechanics, take at Abeele in 1917 (including Fred from my book 'For God, England & Ethel')

Hazebrouck Station Aug 1917
Hazebrouck Station Aug 1917

Train at Hazebrouck station, photograph taken by Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover of 6 Squadron RFC in August 1917, only a matter of days before he crashed and spent three months in hospital before returning to Wyton as a Training Schools Instructor

6 Squadron Aircrew 1917
6 Squadron Aircrew 1917

The pilots and observers from one of 6 Squadron flights (plus Sergeant Major Lye - middle row 2nd from right and OC Major Archibald James - middle row 6th from right)

Visit to battery at Wytschaete Ridge
Visit to battery at Wytschaete Ridge

Visit to Wytschaete Ridge (battery line) by Lt D S Glover 6 Squadron RFC in July 1917. Copyright Rob Glover

6 Squadron Artillery spotting,
6 Squadron Artillery spotting,

Official artillery spotting photograph used by 6 Squadron pilot Lt D S 'Jimmy' Glover for a 'shoot' near Zandvoorde in July 1917. Copyright Rob Glover

6 Squadron Soccer Team c1917
6 Squadron Soccer Team c1917

The squadron's commanding officer at the time, Major Archibald James, is sitting third from the left.

6 Squadron Soccer team - 1914
6 Squadron Soccer team - 1914

This official photo was taken at Abeele. Note that it is the same location (and background scenic cloth) used for the photo of the Wireless flight, taken two years later! A youthful Flt Sgt Pennock is sitting cross-legged on the left

6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps
6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps

Group photo of 6 Squadron officers, taken in Iraq mid 1919. Copyright F T Russell

6 Squadron Officers - August 1918
6 Squadron Officers - August 1918

Group photo of all 6 Squadron officers, taken in France. Copyright Flight Magazine

6 Squadron Wireless Flight
6 Squadron Wireless Flight

This photo is one of several official photos taken at Abeele on 25th July 1916. My grandfather, Corporal Fred Johnstone is circled.

6 Squadron sergeants (?)
6 Squadron sergeants (?)

The date this photograph was taken is unknown, though most likely around 1916

6 Squadron ground crew 1917
6 Squadron ground crew 1917

This photo was taken on the aerodrome at Abeele. George Bradbury is standing second from the left.

6 Squadron RE8 engine test
6 Squadron RE8 engine test

This photo was taken at Abeele in 1917. Note that three of the men here were identified in the soccer team photo. They are: On Propeller - L Hobson Hughes, Leaning Against Engine - Flt Sgt Pennock, 2nd and 3rd from left, standing - A/M Cresswick, Sgt Growdy

Photo of observation 'shoot'
Photo of observation 'shoot'

This is the official photo used by Lieutenant D S Glover on his first artillery 'shoot' near Hollebeke (Ypres) in June 1917. Copyright Rob Glover

Ypres from 6000 ft - July1917
Ypres from 6000 ft - July1917

Photograph taken by the pilot of an RE8, Captain D S Glover, off the starboard bow, with Ypres circled. Copyright Rob Glover

Bristol Scout at Hounslow c.1917
Bristol Scout at Hounslow c.1917

Photograph taken by Captain D S Glover. Copyright Rob Glover

Zeppelin bomb damage in London, 1917
Zeppelin bomb damage in London, 1917

Photo taken from the top of a bus in the Strand by Captain D S Glover. Copyright Rob Glover

Zeppelin bomb damage, Oct 1917
Zeppelin bomb damage, Oct 1917

Photo taken by Captain D S Glover from the top of a bus in the Strand (near Charing Cross Hospital)

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6 Squadron Photos (WW1)