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    Posted: 17 Nov 2015 at 07:51
Does anyone have a reliable outline history of this unit ? 

'Over the Front' claims that it was formed at Brie on 4.8.1914 under Capitaine Auguste Le Reverend, whereas another source has it formed at Toul on 15.8.1914 under Capitaine Marie de Lamotte Vergnette, and a third claims that it was formed at St Cyr on 15.8.1914 !

I can see that it is possible (probable ?) that the Escadrille was formed, and then collected its aircraft from St Cyr at a later date (though its initial equipment was four ex-Turkish order Morane Parasols assembled at Villacoublay), but that doesn't explain the two commanders, unless Le Reverend was replaced by 15 August ?
 
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