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    Posted: 15 Dec 2013 at 08:46
Would someone be able to help me with the confirmation of serial numbers of some Yatesbury based machines?

DH6      5463. Would this be C 5463?
BE2      6162.        "       "     "   B 6162?
BE2 e   7166.   No Letter ?
BE2 e   6948.   Would this be C6948?
RE8      4760.        "        "     "   A4760?
RE8      2626.        "        "     "   C2626?
Bristol 2627.       "        "     "    E2627?
     "       2222.       "        "     "    D2222?
     "       7959.       "        "     "    D7959?

Many thanks all.

Peter.
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Whiskymack,

C5463 is a DH 6 built by Harland & Wolff Ltd (5463 is a Vickers FB 5 Gunbus)
B6162 is a RAF BE2c/e, British Caudron Co Ltd,at Alloa (6162 is a B12)
7166 is a RAF BE2d/e/g, British & Colonial Aeroplane Co Ltd (Bristol), C/n1282
C6948, RAF BE2e, William Denny & Bros (6948 is a RAF FE2b)
A4760, RAF RE8, Coventry Ordnance Works (4760 is a Avro 504A)
C2626, RAF RE8, Daimler Company (2626, is a RAF BE2c)
E2627, Bristol F2B Fighter, Rolls-Royce Falcon, British & Colonial Aeroplane Co Ltd (Bristol), C/n 4230 (2627 is a RAF BE2c)
D2222, Bristol F2B Fighter, National Aircraft Factory No.3, Aintree (2222, is a RAF RE7)
D7959, Bristol F2B Fighter, British & Colonial Aeroplane Co Ltd (Bristol) (7959, is a Avro 504A)

These were from Robertson’s, at least you can see the numbers.
Derek
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B6162 was at Yatesbury by August and stayed until October
C6948 was there in September 1918.
However 7166 was with the Wireless School first at Biggin Hill and then at Chattis Hill,
Hope this helps
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Derek and Paul, many thanks to you both for the very detailed info.
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