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No. 2 Wing of the Royal Air Force was a wing of aircraft squadrons which was originally established as the Second Wing of the Royal Flying Corps.

First World War[edit | edit source]

By November 1914 the Flying Corps had significantly expanded and it was felt necessary to create organizational units which would control collections of squadrons. Accordingly, the Second Wing and its sister wing, First Wing, were established. These two wings came into existence on 29 November 1914 and were the earliest RFC numbered wings to be formed. The wing's first commander was Charles Burke.

The Second Wing was assigned to the support of the 2nd Army in France. The wing saw action on the Western Front. It was stood down on 12 September 1919.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Barrass, M. B. (2015). "Wings No. 1–50". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. http://www.rafweb.org/Organsation/Wings1.htm. Retrieved 29 February 2020. 

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