6 Squadron Aerial Photos - Ypres / Commines Canal

The two photographs on Page 11 were taken by an RE8 of 6 Squadron, part of the squadron's aerial reconnaissance operations over the Western Front during WW1.

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The two photographs were were taken by an RE8 of 6 Squadron over the same 500 x 500 yard section of the Ypres-Commines canal, as defined by the mapping coordinates 28. O. 5. A. The first photograph was taken on the 6th April 1917 and the second on the 13th June 1917, 6 days after 19 mines were detonated beneath the German lines along the Messines ridge at the start of the Battle of Messines.