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AFC Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12 & BE.12a
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Royal Aircraft Factory BE.12a
A6303 
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Aircraft Serial Type Aircraft History
A562 B.E.12a Built by Coventry Ordnance Works,
Served with 4 Sqn AFC
A566 B.E.12a Built by Coventry Ordnance Works,
14 Sqn, RFC,
04/09/1917 To A Flight, 1 Sqn, AFC,
20/09/1917 to Air Park.
A575 B.E.12a Built by Coventry Ordnance Works,
09/10/1917 To
1 Sqn, AFC,
19/02/1918 To 142 Sqn, RFC.
A6311 B.E.12a Serial originally allocated for Be2e Series,
Daimler Built as B.E.12 and converted to B.E.12a,

04/08/1917 to 1 Sqn, AFC ex Air park,
28/09/1917 to 14 Sqn, RFC.
A6321 B.E.12a Serial originally allocated for Be2e Series,
Daimler Built as B.E.12 and converted to B.E.12a,
22/05/1917
To C Flight, 1 Sqn, AFC, ex Air park,
17/07/1917 2/
Lt Claude Heny Vautin driven down and captured,  
Struck of charge.
A6322 B.E.12a Serial originally allocated for Be2e Series,
Daimler Built as B.E.12 and converted to B.E.12a,
27/05/1917
To C Flight, 1 Sqn, AFC, ex Air park,
25/06/1917 2/
Lt Jack Stanley Brasell shot down near Tel el Sheria,
05/07/1917 Struck of charge.

'This officer left the Aerodrome at Deir-el-Belah on 25.6.1917 escorting a reconnaissance machine and flying a B.E 12a. The reconnaissance was attacked by two hostile scouts and during the engagement 2nd/Lieutenant Brasell's machine was observed to go down in a steady spiral behind the Enemy's lines. On 26.6.17 a hostile Aeroplane dropped a message on the Aerodrome at Deir-el-Belah stating that 2nd/Lieutenant Brasell had been shot down on the 25.06.17 during an air battle, that he had been hit in the head, and had died immediately after landing his machine behind the Enemy's lines. It was also stated that he had been buried with Military honors that day.'

See AWM P07016.003

A6323 B.E.12a Serial originally allocated for Be2e Series,
Daimler Built as B.E.12 and converted to B.E.12a,

02/07/1917 To C flight, 1 Sqn, AFC, ex Air Park,
17/08/1918 To 14 Sqn, RFC.
A6328 B.E.12a Serial originally allocated for Be2e Series,
Daimler Built as B.E.12 and converted to B.E.12a,
17/07/1917 To 1 Sqn, AFC ex Air Park,
21/02/1918 To 142 Sqn, RAF.
A6329 B.E.12a Serial originally allocated for Be2e Series,
Daimler Built as B.E.12 and converted to B.E.12a,

19/07/1917 To 1 Sqn, AFC ex Air Park,
24/02/1918 To 142 Sqn, RAF.
A6338 B.E.12a Serial originally allocated for Be2e Series,
Daimler Built as B.E.12 and converted to B.E.12a,

29/09/1917 To 1 Sqn, AFC ex Air Park,
05/12/1917 To Air Park.
A6347 B.E.12a Serial originally allocated for Be2e Series,
Daimler Built as B.E.12 and converted to B.E.12a,

01/08/1917 To 1 Sqn, AFC ex Air Park,
09/01/1918 To Air Park.
 
     

The Author of this page is Brendan Cowan & Mark Lax.

Sources: Australian War Memorial, Australian Military Aircraft 1909-1918, Keith Isaacs, AWM, Men & Machines of the Australian Flying Corps 1914-1919, Charles Schaedel, High Adventure, A.H.Cobby, British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979, Bruce Robertson, One Airman's War: Aircraft Mechanic Joe Bull's Personal Diaries 1916-1919, Banner Books, Maryborough, 1997, Mark Lax.

Emails: Mark Lax

Updated 31 August 2014

     

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