[WWI] Bedouins Squadron

Brad & Merville bigglesrfc at sympatico.ca
Fri Feb 11 22:54:09 EST 2005

Hi J.R.

    The "Bedouins" were 100 Squadron, so called because the unit moved 
around so much.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J.R. Boye" <mercyandhope at juno.com>
To: <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 9:45 PM
Subject: [WWI] Bedouins Squadron

>  I turned 50 this week, and my sweet wife was very thought ful and gave
> me a number of OT books she found. Some were published during the war,
> which is always interesting to me.
>     One is by Lt. Robert Reece, and it is a collection of his memories
> while with a night bombing Handley-Page squadron he calls the "Bedouins".
> He says they were formed in September 1917 and operated near Nancy. He
> never states the unit number, though, and I haven't been able to
> determine which squadron this is.
>      Would someone please help me out on this one ? It's one of those
> books where everyone is referred to by nicknames, and very few places and
> dates are given. A cute little book, nonetheless, published in 1919.
>                                                         Thanks,
>       J.R. Boye

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