Research Gallery - 6 Squadron RAF

used in writing 6 Squadron's operations during WW1 in my books 'For God, England & Ethel' and 'Over the Western Front' 

Abeele Church
Abeele Church

Abeele Church, Belgium

WW1 Artillery Map Western Front
WW1 Artillery Map Western Front

Map of Ypres with artillery shoots marked and matching coordinates as used by the aircraft of 6 Squadron

Poperinghe Market Square
Poperinghe Market Square

'Grote Markt' - Market Square in Poperinghe

WW1 Fred's Revolver Scores
WW1 Fred's Revolver Scores

My grandfather, Corporal Fred Johnstone, entered his score for a pistol test

Abeele Aerodrome - Small Pond
Abeele Aerodrome - Small Pond

The small pond on the western half of the aerodrome at Abeele, extant during WW1 when 6 Squadron was in residence

Abeele Aerodrome - Entrance
Abeele Aerodrome - Entrance

Looking south towards the end of the lane that divided the aerodrome at Abeele (used to be the entrance in WW1)

Folkestone Station
Folkestone Station

Folkestone Station, just off the pier

Talbot House
Talbot House

Talbot House, Poperinghe, the original home of Toc-H

White Chateau Hollebeke
White Chateau Hollebeke

The White Chateau prior to WW1

The White Chateau, Hollebeke
The White Chateau, Hollebeke

The White Chateau after being shelled

WW1 Captain Freddie Powell DH2
WW1 Captain Freddie Powell DH2

Captain Freddie Powell of 5 Squadron (also based at Abeele) demonstrating the new mounting for his Lewis gun on his FE8 scout. circa February 1916

Map of Western Front and allied aerodromes
Map of Western Front and allied aerodromes

Map of Western Front c1917, as printed in For God, England & Ethel

Site of WW1 La Poupee Club, Poperinge
Site of WW1 La Poupee Club, Poperinge

Present day De Ranke coffee shop in Poperinghe that used to be 'a la Poupee' during WW1

Abeele Aerodrome - Large Pond
Abeele Aerodrome - Large Pond

Large pond on the eastern half of Abeele aerodrome that was extant during WW1 - also referred to in

Aerial view of Abeele Aerodrome 1916 and now
Aerial view of Abeele Aerodrome 1916 and now

A 'Then' (1916) and 'Now' aerial photograph of Abeele aerodrome

Folkestone Harbour
Folkestone Harbour

The inner harbour, Folkestone, England

Abeele Cemetery
Abeele Cemetery

Abeele cemetery, created post WW1 and built on the site where the officers' and men's tents stood in 1916

Abeele Aerodrome
Abeele Aerodrome

Looking south along the lane that split the site of the WW1 aerodrome at Abeele, Belgium

Godewaersvelde Station, Belgium 1917
Godewaersvelde Station, Belgium 1917

A postcard of Godewaersvelde Station as it was in 1916

Godewaersvelde Station (site of) present day
Godewaersvelde Station (site of) present day

All that remains of the station and level crossing at Godewaersvelde, Belgium. The whole railway track from St Omer to Ypres was removed in the inter-war years

Godewaersvelde Station c1910
Godewaersvelde Station c1910

A post card of Godewaersvelde Station pre-WW1 (see present-day photo)

Fred Johnstone Botley and Lewis
Fred Johnstone Botley and Lewis

My grandfather Fred Johnstone (on the right) as manager of Botley and Lewis jewellers just before his retirement

Lt Charles Hickie headstone Lijstenhoek cemetery
Lt Charles Hickie headstone Lijstenhoek cemetery

The final resting place of Lt Charles Sinclair Hickie at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, near Abeele, Belgium

Folkestone Harbour, England
Folkestone Harbour, England

The swinging railway bridge crossing the inner harbour at Folkestone, England

WW1 diary Julia Denneker
WW1 diary Julia Denneker

Julia Denneker's autograph in Fred Johnstone's diary (referred to in For God, England & Ethel'

Abeele Aerodrome (site of)
Abeele Aerodrome (site of)

A photograph of what used to be the eastern landing area of Abeele aerodrome. Note the Abeele Military Cemetery in the background

headstone Lt Fincham and Lt Price 6 Squadron
headstone Lt Fincham and Lt Price 6 Squadron

The final resting place of Lt G E H Fincham and Lt Graham Price, who were killed when their BE2c Serial No: 4181 was shot down on 9th March 1916

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