OPERATION ORDERS 22 July 1918

OPERATION ORDERS
for
23-7-18.
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1. Special Operation.
O.C. “B” Flight will provide the following :-
1 General Patrol 4 a.m. to 6.30 a.m.
This Patrol to report by Drop Message to Corps H.Q. initial progress of operation.
2 machines to be on the Line on Contact Patrol by 5.55 a.m.
1 machine Contact Patrol 7.30 a.m. to 10.0 a.m.
1machine fitted with Wireless for Flash spotting to leave Aerodrome at 5.15 a.m. and return at 8.0 a.m.

2. Photography.
“C” Flight – 2 machines.
“A” Flight – 2 machines
To reach Trecon by 9.30 a.m. and pick up Cameras. Stand by from 10.0 a.m.
Area wanted Corps Front 4000 yards deep.
Leader to be provided by “C” Flight.

3. Low patrols.
10.0 a.m. to 12.30 “C” Flight.
12 noon to 2.30 p.m. “C” Flight.
2.0 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. “A” Flight.
4.0 p.m. to 6.30 pm. “A” Flight.
6.0 pm to Dusk “C” Flight.

4. Flash Patrols.
Pilots not employed on above duties will be detailed for Artillery Patrol duties during the day. Names to be submitted by Flight Commanders.

J. B*** Solomon
Major,
Commanding No 82 Squadron,
Royal Air Force.
In the Field.
22-7-18.

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