103 Squadron RAF



103 Squadron RAF 1918 cont'd 

After the Armistice the Squadron remained at Ronchin and was able to relax. Officers and men took the opportunity to visit other units and some of the places that they had been targeting.

Major Nethersole DSO (centre), Co of 103 Sqn, visiting Nivelles airfield (Nos 22 and 62 Sqns). Other officers believed to be Lt.s Wilson and Bennett.  They are seen here in front of a Fokker DVII.   Photograph from the Frederick Wood collection © David Lovell

AMII Frederick Wood (left) in front of a Bristol F2B fighter possibly visiting from 88 Sqn (80 Wing).  Photograph from the Frederick Wood collection © David Lovell

Click here for a list of squadron personnel.

Click here for a list of No 103 Sqn claims and losses in 1918

Click here for 103 Squadron award citations.

The Officers and men of No 103 Squadron photographed in early 1919 at their base at Ronchin. (Photo courtesy of the David Fell collection)


National Archives, 103 Sqn record book and war diary, IX and X Brigade records.

"RAF Communiqués 1918" edited by Christopher Cole;

"The Sky their Battlefield" by Trevor Henshaw

"The War in the Air" Vol 6 by H A Jones

"Airmen died in the Great War 1914-18 Roll of Honour" (ROH) by Chris Hobson;

CWGC website

"Above the War Fronts"(ATT) by Franks, Guest & Alegi; 

"Canadian Airmen and the First World War" by S F Wise.

"Black Swan, A History of 103 Squadron" by Sid Finn


with thanks to David Fell of the RAF Elsham Wolds Association for his observations and further information.

Next Page    Previous Page

Pages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5