NEVER FAILING

OUR OCCASIONAL LOOK AT THE HERITAGE OF NOW DISBANDED UNITS FEATURES 98 SQUADRON, FROM ITS FOUNDATION IN WORLD WAR ONE TO ITS COLD WAR NUCLEAR BALLISTIC MISSILE DUTIES.

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Lt Lawson Reason, an American pilot, standing in front of his patriotically marked DH.9, probably at Blangermont, on August 20, 1918.
ALL IMAGES 98 SQUADRON RECORDS UNLESS NOTED
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DH.9 D3053/E forming a backdrop to the aircrew of A Flight at Blangermont, France, in August 1918.

No.98 Squadron formed at Harlaxton, Lincs, on August 30, 1917 as a day bombing unit under Major E L M Gower. It trained on a miscellany of aircraft until February 1918 when its de Havilland DH.9s arrived – this was a solid type apart from its Siddeley Puma engine, which proved disappointingly unreliable.

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