Allied Aviation

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The Allied powers used aircraft extensively, in diverse roles and with mixed success.

British Resources

On the eve of war, the Royal Navy's Air Department had six Wing Commanders, nineteen Squadron Commanders, twelve Flight Commanders, and sixty-one Flight Lieutenants.[1]

Tactical Fleet Support

The Royal Navy conducted major battle practices out of Rosyth on June 13th-14th, 1915. On the second day, each fleet was to be provided a single seaplane, but the exercise was cancelled at 10 AM.[2]

Strike Operations

Shore-based Patrol

See Also


  1. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 55 of 26 June 1914, Appendix I.
  2. See Diary of Alec S. Tempest entry for this day.