I have completed the digitisation of 86 aerial photographs taken by 6 Squadron aircrew prior to the preliminary bombardment at Messines, after the bombardment and also subsequent to the Battle of Messines. In many cases, the location of specific enemy targets are marked on the photograph and I have added the GPS coordinates of these targets for anyone wishing to visit the locations in Belgium. Reproduced below is a typical example, showing the damage suffered by the village of Hollebeke as a result of the fighting at Messines.
The End of an Old Friend
January 14, 2015
6 Squadron Royal Air Force is about to celebrate its 100th birthday, as it was formed on 31st January 1914 at Farnborough. It seemed a good time to st...