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We are in possesion of a photograph of an upturned SE5 Serial C 8711. Could anyone shed any light on it please. It may be here at Stow Maries or at Rochford. Any help would be gratefully received.

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We are in possesion of a photograph of an upturned SE5 Serial C 8711. Could anyone shed any light on it please. It may be here at Stow Maries or at Rochford. Any help would be gratefully received.

It's an SE5a not an SE5

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SE5a C8711. 39 Sqdn Stow Maries, overturned. 69 Sqdn Rochford. 1918/19. Source: The SE5 File. R Sturtivant and G Page. Air Britain Publication.

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Thanks for this. 37 Squadron were at Stow, was this a Stow Maries Aircraft and later used at 69 Rochford? Did it overturn at Stow or Rochford? I am trying to pin down the photograph location. Does the publication make any of this clear? Thanks again.

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The reason I asked for confirmation is that the book apparently states it was with 39 Squadron at Stow Maries. 39 Squadron were not stationed at Stow Maries as I stated above. Therefore I question the accuracy of the information in the publication. Thanks for the help.

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Unless the incident took place during one of the 'Sports Days' held at Stow when other local Sqdns flew in ?

39 Sqdn were at North Weald?

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Whilst 39 were not stationed at Stow Maries I note that they had a habit of dispersing their aircraft in small numbers (usually about 2 aircraft) around a number of other fields when a raid was thought possible (presumably to enhance their chance of having something in the right place). The accident might have happened during such a brief visitation?

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Thanks Centurion and Moston. I take your points. Thank you.

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