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Formed: August 1917 at Gosport
Mobilized: February 1918
Insignia:  
Aces: 5
Victories: 70+ Planes
9 Balloons
Losses:   Killed in Action (KIA)
  Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA)
  Wounded in Action (WIA)
  Prisoners of War (POW)
 
79 Squadron was formed at Gosport in August 1917 and was posted to France in February 1918.
 
Aces Aircraft COs Aerodromes
1 USA Francis Gillet 20
2 New Zealand Ronald Bannerman 17
3 USA Frederic Lord 12
4 Canada John McNeaney 5
5 USA Edgar Taylor 5
1 Sopwith Dolphin
 
1 St. Omer
20 Feb 1918
2 Liettres
22 Feb 1918
3 Champien
05 Mar 1918
4 Cachy
22 Mar 1918
5 Beauvais
24 May 1918
6 Ste. Marie Cappel
16 May 1918
7 Reckhem
22 Oct 1918
 
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