207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY
WORLD WAR I

THE BEGINNINGS

No.207 Squadron has its origins in No.7 Squadron Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). The history of this parentage, however, is not straightforward since there were two No.7 Squadrons (RNAS) in existence at the same time.

The first, formed in East Africa in April 1916, was disbanded in January 1917 while the second started life in France in November 1916, thereby overlapping with its predecessor by two months.

Since it is possible that these two months may simply represent the time spent in closing down the Squadron in Africa and re-forming it in Europe, a brief history of No.7 (Naval) Squadron (East Africa) comes next.

 

 

The RAF March Past was written by Walford Davies.
shortly after the formation of the RAF in 1918.
(arranged by James Haslam, a member's grandson.)

to move on, please click 1916 East Africa