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Formed: September 1915 at Netheravon
Mobilized: 23 January 1916
Insignia:  
Aces: 44  
Victories: 630 Claimed
  Confirmed
Losses:   Killed in Action (KIA)
  Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA)
  Wounded in Action (WIA)
  Prisoners of War (POW)
 
20 Squadron was formed at Netheravon in September 1915 and was posted to France on 23 January 1916.

Sergeant Thomas Mottershead, an F.E.2d pilot with 20 Squadron, was the only non-commissioned officer pilot awarded the Victoria Cross during the Great War.
 
Aces Aircraft COs Aerodromes
1 England Dennis Latimer 28
2 Canada William Thomson 26
3 England Harry Luchford 24
4 England Thomas Middleton 20
5 USA Wilfred Beaver 19
6 England Horace Lale 19
7 England Frederick Thayre 19
8 USA August Iaccaci 17
9 USA Paul Iaccaci 17
10 England Reginald Makepeace 16
11 England Douglas Cooke 13
12 England Oliver Vickers 13
13 England David Weston 13
14 England Richard Trevethan 12
15 England George Randall 11
16 Australia Cecil Richards 11
17 England Rex Bennett 9
18 England Donald Cunnell 9
19 England Frank Johnson 9
20 Canada William Durrand 8
21 England Victor Groom 8
22 England Frederick Harlock 8
23 Australia Geoffrey Hooper 8
24 England Robert Kirkman 8
25 England Harold Satchell 8
26 England Thomas Traill 8
27 England Leslie Capel 7
28 England Thomas Colvill-Jones 7
29 Canada Harold Joslyn 7
30 England Arthur Solly 7
31 England Arthur Taylor 7
32 England Nicholson Boulton 6
33 England John Colbert 6
34 England Reginald Conder 6
35 USA Harold Hartney 6
36 England Malcolm McCall 6
37 England David Smith 6
38 England Guy Reid 6
39 England Frank Babbage 5
40 South Africa Ernest Lindup 5
41 Canada David McGoun 5
42 Scotland George Reid 5
43 England Frand Stevens 5
44 Ireland John Cowell 1
1 F.E.2
1 England Thomas Traill
Sep - Dec 1918
1 Netheravon 01 Sep 1915
2 Filton 15 Dec 1915
3 St. Omer 16 Jan 1916
4 Clairmarais 23 Jan 1916
5 Boisdinghem 18 Jan 1917
6 St. Marie-Chappel 15 Apr 1917
7 Boisdinghem 13 Apr 1918
8 Vignacourt 26 Aug 1918
9 Suzanne 16 Sep 1918
10 Proyart 24 Sep 1918
11 Moislains 07 Oct 1918
12 Iris Farm 25 Oct 1918
 
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