27 MARCH 1915, Page 3

An air raid on Hoboken, near Antwerp, was carried out

by the Dunkirk Squadron on Wednesday. Five aeroplanes started, the objective being the yard in which German sub- marines are being constructed. Two of the pilots had to return owing to thick weather, but Squadron Commander L T. Courtney and Flight Lieutenant IL Rusher reached the yard, and, after planing down to a thousand feet, dropped four bombs each on the submarines. It is believed that consider- able damage was done. The works were observed to be on fire. In all five submarines were observed on the slip, and of these two were hit. The mist compelled the two pilots to take many risks, and they were heavily fired upon. Flight Lieutenant B. Crossley-Meates was obliged by engine trouble to descend in Holland, where he was interned.