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1891/2 The Royal Engineers Balloon Section was formed as part of the Royal Engineers to operate balloons in the field. It was placed under the command of H. B. Jones. The School of Ballooning was moved to Stanhope Lines, Aldershot. The Balloon Equipment Store was incorporated into the unit. This was the first ever operational aircraft unit.