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Formed: October 1916 at Heliopolis, Egypt
Mobilized: September 1917
Insignias: 1 Thin white band at rear of fuselage on all D.H.5s
22 Aug 1917 - 17 Dec 1917
2 Boomerang aft of roundal and on topdeck
17 Dec 1917 - Apr 1918
3 Thick white bar at wing root
Apr 1918 - Feb 1919
Aces: 17  
Victories: abt 170 Claims
Losses:
 
2 Squadron of the Australian Flying Corps was formed at Point Cook. with ground staff and airmen picked up from 1 Squadron, AFC and the Light Horse as the squadron traveled to England. Originally designated 68 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps, 2 Squadron of the Australian Flying Corps was renumbered on 21 January 1918. The squadron was heavily involved during the Battle of Cambrai, flying ground support missions in the D.H.5s. In December, they received S.E.5a aircraft and began flying missions as a Scout squadron. Joining 80 Wing of the Royal Air Force in July alongside 4 Squadron AFC, the pair of Austalian squadrons flew as a circus, the Sopwith Camels of 4 Squadron low, the S.E.5As of 2 Squadron providing the high air cover. The squadron also had an ex-French Sopwith 1½ Strutter dubbed "Sophie". When 2 Squadron entered combat, four of its pilots were already experienced veterans having served with the Royal Flying Corps at the front. They were Lt. V.A Norvill to 29 RFC, Lt. G.C Matthews, Lt. G.C Wilson and Capt. R.C Phillipps to 32 Squadron, RFC.

Attached 13th ( Army ) Wing - 22 August 1917
Attached 80 WIng RAF - 1 June 1918

Notes contributed by Cameron Riley

 
Aces Aircraft COs Aerodromes
1 Australia Francis Smith 16
2 Australia Roy Phillipps 15
3 Australia Roby Manuel 12
4 Australia Henry Forrest 11
5 Australia Adrian Cole 10
6 Australia Gregory Blaxland 9
7 Australia Eric Cummings 9
8 Australia Richard Howard 8
9 Australia Frank Alberry 7
10 Australia Ernest Davies 7
11 Australia Charles Stone 7
12 Australia James Wellwood 7
13 Australia Robert McKenzie 6
14 Australia James Wellwood 6
15 Australia Alexander Clark 5
16 Australia George Cox 5
17 Australia Eric Simonson 5
1 D.H.5
2 S.E.5a
1 Maj. O. Watt
30 Jan 1917 - Mar 1917
2 Maj. W. Sheldon
Mar 1917 - Dec 1917
3 Maj. A. Murray Jones
Dec 1917 - Nov 1918
 
 
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