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Monday 22 July 1918 We Lost 435

Near Armentieres, Major Edward Corringham Mannock destroys an enemy tri-plane from a height of 10,000 feet.

Today’s losses include:

  • The first Indian flying ace ever and only one of the Great War…
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Medal for a Sulhamstead man

Lieutenant Denys Stuart-Shepherd, RFC, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Sulhamstead parish magazine, July 1918 (D/EX725/4)

News From The Front: The Grim Reality Of War

Retro Review: Aces High (1976)

I have always enjoyed war films. The history, the action, the nostalgia; that always added up to a ‘must see’ for me, and generally still does. 528 more words

Films And Cinema

"On the 3rd day one is terror stricken at the idea that they may take one to be a malingerer"

Sydney had the chance to do some sightseeing and wrote to his sister.

Monday 24 June 1918

I thought that the word would go forth today but it didn’t! 353 more words

Behind The Lines

Sir 'Dingbat' the Knight

Here’s an extraordinary tale of someone who started out as a Johannesburg ‘boytjie’ and attained the heady heights of not only a very senior Commander of forces during World War 2 and the Cold War but also became a Knight of the realm. 2,177 more words

South African Union Defence Force

Monday 3 June 1918 We Lost 427

Major Arthur W Keen takes command of 40th squadron.

 Today’s losses include:

  • The son of the Governor of South Australia
  • A man whose son will be born after his death…
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Win a signed S.E.5 Haynes Manual

The S&G achieved a lifetime’s ambition in writing about the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 – with considerable help and support from the likes of Sir Peter Jackson’s… 321 more words