R.A.F. ORDER NO.766.
Copy No. / 7
Operations will be carried out to-morrow.
Any further change in the Line will be attached or sent out by wire.
2. RECONNAISSANCES. No.25
Same as contained
in 9th Wing, R.A.F. Order No.759, dated 4th November 1918.
Complete areas as
detailed in 9th Wing, R.A.F. Order No.763, dated 7th November 1918.
machines will leave the ground at 07.00 to bomb NAMUR Railway
Station. Height 15,000 feet. Cameras and 112 lb. bombs
will be carried. This raid need not be repeated.
Nos.49 and 27 Squadrons.
machines of each Squadron will leave the ground at 07.00 to bomb
CHARLEROI Railway Station. Machines will fly as one formation No.49
Squadron providing the Leader. Each Squadron will drop its
bombs on signal being given by its own Leader. Height
11,000 feet. Cameras and 112 lb. bombs will be Carried.
D.H.9s. will rendezvous with machines of No.62 over VALENCIENNES.
Squadron will notify 0.C.,No.62 Squadron and Wing Headquarters in
good time as to the time of departure of the combined formation.
Squadron will have a communication machine ready for despatch to LA
BRAYELLE half an hour before D.H.9s. leave the ground. This
machine will drop a message addressed to O.C., No.32 Squadron,
notifying him what time the D.H.9s. will be leaving the ground.
5. OFFENSIVE PATROLS.
All available machines will leave the ground 3/4 of an hour after
D.H.9s. of Nos.49 and 27 Squadron who are bombing CHARLEROI.
They will rendezvous with the combined formation over VALENCIENNES
and accompany them to the objective and
back. Height 14,000 feet. Every
endeavour will be made to destroy all. E.A. which may have left the
ground with the intention of attacking the bombers.
All available machines will leave the ground one hour after D.H.9s.
of Nos.49 and 27 Squadrons. They will carry out an Offensive
patrol on the Line LA LOUVIERE - LA BUISSIERE (S. of BINCHE) and
render as much assistance as possible to D.H.9s. returning from
CHARLEROI. Height 15,000 feet.
signed JS Webb,
TIME ISSUED -
9th Wing, R.A.F.