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Formed: 13 May 1912 at Farnborough
Mobilized:  
Insignia:  
Motto: Hereward
Aces: 1  
Victories:   Claimed
  Confirmed
Losses:   Killed in Action (KIA)
  Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA)
  Wounded in Action (WIA)
  Prisoners of War (POW)
 
The oldest fixed wing flying squadron in the world, 2 Squadron was the first Royal Flying Corps squadron to cross the channel to France. This unit produced the first airmen to win the Victoria Cross. 2nd Lt Rhodes-Moorhouse was awarded the VC for his actions in a raid on Courtrai and Lt AA MacLeod who, after downing three Fokker Triplanes, managed to fly a badly damaged and burning aircraft whilst standing on the wing until it crashed between the lines whereupon he pulled his injured observer from the wreckage.
 
Aces Aircraft COs Aerodromes
1 Arthur William Hammond
1 R.E.1
2 Blériot XI
3 B.E.2
4 Vickers F.B.5
5 A.W.F.K.8
6 Bristol Scout
 
1 Swingate Down
12 Aug 1914
2 Amiens
13 Aug 1914
3 Maubeuge
16 Aug 1914
4 Berliamont
24 Aug 1914
5 Le Cateau
25 Aug 1914
6 St. Quentin
25 Aug 1914
7 La Fere
26 Aug 1914
8 Compiegne
28 Aug 1914
9 Senlis
30 Aug 1914
10 Juilly
31 Aug 1914
11 Serries
02 Sep 1914
12 Touquin
03 Sep 1914
13 Melun
04 Sep 1914
14 Touquin
07 Sep 1914
15 Coulommiers
09 Sep 1914
16 Fee-en Tardenois
12 Sep 1914
17 St-Omer
17 Oct 1914
18 Merville
27 Nov 1914
19 Hesdigneul
30 Jun 1915
20 Floringham
09 Jun 1918
21 Mazingarbe
20 Oct 1918
22 Genech
26 Oct 1918
 
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