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Can anyone enlighten me - I have a very indistinct aircraft type which may be 'De Hav.' and one recorded serial number '4608' dotted in amongst the BE2c's. Date is September 1916, location Ismailia. Any ideas anyone?

Regards,

Mike

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Mike

4608 was an Airco de Havilland DH 1, built by Savages Ltd of Kings Lynn, a type used by No 14 Sqn in Egypt.

I'd say that it is your aeroplane.

Cheers

Gareth

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14 Sqn, at one time or another, used most of the DH1As that were dispatched to the Middle East.

4606 DH1A. To Middle East. 14 Sqn Kantara. X AP ex 14 Sqn 30.6.1916 and deleted 1.11.1916.

4607 DH1A. To Middle East. 14 Sqn Kantara by 8.1916. X AP ex 14 Sqn for repair 29.9.1916. Deleted 1.11.1916.

4608 14 Sqn dd ex X AP 13.2.1917 and LIA 5.3.1917 (Lt EA Floyer MC/2Lt CV Palmer POW). Deleted 11.3.1917.

4609 DH1A. To Middle East. 17 Sqn Heliopolis dd ex AP 16.5.1916. 14 Sqn Kantara ex 17 Sqn 29.6.1916 and in combat 2.8.1916 (Lt MacLaren/Lt TJ West – EA FTL). X AD Deleted 1.11.1916.

4610 DH1A. To Middle East. 1 Sqn AFC dd ex X AP Heliopolis 28.6.1916. 14 Sqn Kantara dd ex 1 Sqn AFC 28.7.1916. Deleted on 14 Sqn 23.8.1916.

4611 DH1A. To Middle East. X AP ex England 31.5.1916. 17 Sqn Heliopolis dd ex 1 AP 27.6.1916 and deleted 11.10.1916.

4612 DH1A. To Middle East. X AD ex England 31.5.1916. 17 Sqn Macedonia dd ex X AP 17.7.1916. 14 Sqn Kantara by 8.1916. X AD and deleted 13.4.1917.

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Many thanks gents - that is spot on!

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