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8th April 1916On this day:
- Hostile Artillery Quiet 6th County of London Brigade RFA at
Lt Barnard returned from a course at Litres. Hostile artillery quiet owing to the activity of our aeroplanes. The Group Observation Point had some 5.9s fall near it in the afternoon. 17th London Battery registered in the afternoon and while this registration lasted, the enemy retaliated on Notre Dame with 5.9s.
- Q Class Zeppelin
Zeppelin LZ66 (L23)
- Production Ref: LZ66
- Class type : Q
- Tactical ref: L23
- Usage: Military
- First Flight: 8th April 1916
Carried out 51 reconnaissance missions and 3 attacks on England dropping a total of 5,254 kg (11,583 lb) of bombs.
It was destroyed on the 21st August 1917 by 2nd Lt Bernard A Smart flying a Sopwith Pup launched from a platform on the cruiser HMS Yarmouth. Smart later led the Tondern raid which destroyed L54 and L60.
- 8th April 1916 Exercise and inspections
- 8th Apr 1916 7th Northumberlands Relieved by 6th Btn.
- 126th Siege Battery, R.G.A. were formed at Sheerness on the 8th April 1916.
- 8th Apr 1916 A Lively Day on the Canal
- 8th Apr 1916 Into the Trenches
- 8th Apr 1916 Accident
- 8th Apr 1916 Enemy Mine Fired
- 8th April 1916 Weathe Fine
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