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31 December 1917 – Happy new year?

Throughout December aircraft from 30 and 63 Squadrons RFC have been attempting to harass the German pilots in the area by bombing their aerodrome at Humr on the 17th, 27th, and 28th of December. 78 more words

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28 December 1917 -

Today 41 Wing RFC was upgraded to Brigade Status and will now be known as VIII Brigade. The Brigade’s purpose remains that of Long Range Bombing in Germany. 92 more words

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  29 December 1917 - Nineteen

The weather improved today on the Western Front, although the snow remained on the ground, and visibility remained poor. hampering artillery co-operation work. Photographic work and bombing was more successful including attacks on Ingelmunster and Staden aerodromes. 169 more words

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27 December 1917 - Snowy weather

One of the official photographers, 2nd Lieutenant David McLellan visited Bailleul aerodrome today and captured the scenes there.

The photographs show 1 Squadron RFC and their Nieuport fighters. 211 more words

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26 December 1917 – Coastals clash

The various aircraft types have been doing their best to protect the convoys sailing from England. Often their presence is enough to cause u-boats to dive or call off attacks to avoid detection. 287 more words

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25 December 1917 - Reginald David De La Cour Corbett

There was little in the way of air activity on any of the fronts today. However one fatality was recorded nevertheless.

Major Reginald David De La Cour Corbett of 30 Squadron RFC (formerly of the 48th Indian Pioneers) died in captivity at a Turkish Prisoner of War Camp at Changri, apparently from rupture of the heart due to strain. 286 more words

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23 December 1917 - McCudden's quartet

Captain James McCudden from 56 Squadron RFC scored the first quadruple by a British pilot today. The RFC Communique reported:

“This is the first occasion on which one pilot has shot down four EA in a day, and Capt McCudden’s accounts are as follows:—

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