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    Posted: 30 Oct 2009 at 16:55
RFC Instructions to I Brigade and Ninth Wing (Cambrai, 1917)
(d) 12 RE8s or AWs* will be held in readiness to supplement scouts in case of considerable enemy movement by bombing and machine gun fire. They will be emplyed at the discretion of the GOC, 1st Brigade, or on orders from Advanced HQ, RFC. (*RE8 - 4,5 & 16 Squadrons; AW FK8 - 2 Squadron).
 
(II) 9th Wing (22 Squadron Bristol Fighters & 25 Squadron DH4s)
(c) One DH4 or Bristol Fighter will reconnaissance the area north of the bridges at Marcoing-Masnieres and east of Cambrai as far north as the River Sensee from 10:00 am onwards with a view to following the advance of our cavalry and reporting any movement of the enemy towards Cambrai from the east and north east.
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