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    Posted: 19 Jun 2009 at 17:32
Breguet 212
This picture, from Alan Lathan, shows an incident at Tweseldown Racecourse near Farnborough. The book "Britain's First Warplanes" by Jack Bruce (1987) identifies aircraft 212 as a Breguet L2 (70hp Renault) delivered to Farnborough 27.9.12 and to 2 Squadron 3.10.12.
 
It was transferred to 4 Squadron 21.12.12 "but it soon went back to the Breguet works for repair" [was this the incident?] Back to RAF 17.4.13 now with an 85hp Salmson, it had done 1 ½ hours flying by 22.8.13 and was still listed with 4 Squadron 19.12.13 but did not fly again.
 
4 Squadron was at Farnborough 16.9.12 and moved to Netheravon 14.6.13. So it could be the incident referred to above or after it returned to 4 Squadron - I would suspect the latter and which therefore accounted for it only doing 1 ½ hours between April and August 1913. It may thus have crashed between 17.4.13 and 14.6.13.
 
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Edited by WrightBrother - 19 Jun 2009 at 17:33
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Peter,
Not much to add but Robertson's Military Aircraft Serials says the engine was changed to a 85hp Canton Unne. Who Knows?
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