My Grandfather saw service in the Army - Boar War etc. retired with a pension. towards the end of WW1 for whatever reason, he decided to join up again but this time in the RFC/RAF. His trade was "Disciplinarian". His Number was 163387 Joined up Apr-May 1918. F/Sgt-W.O.11. Stationed with 66 Wing Italy. My questions are - where and why Where in Italy and Why. Thank you for any assistance. Derek Boyle ex RAF Boy Entrant
Thanks everyone for your thoughts on this topic. My GFather reached the rank of Colour Sgt in the West Yorkshire Regt prior to retiring.
Upon re-engagement with the RFC/RAF my thoughts are that he became the equivalent of a Station Warrant Officer.
Any thoughts on the location of 66 Wing, or web sites would be greatly appreciated.
66th Wing Headquarters were at Otranto, Italy, along with No 263 Sqn (Sopwith Baby, Hamble Baby, Short 184, Short 320 and Felixstowe F.3). The Wing's other units were Nos 224 (DH4 & DH9) and 225 (Sopwith Camel) Sqns based at Pizzone.