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#4396724 - 12/25/17 03:21 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4396754 - 12/25/17 08:14 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lealvillers, Flanders.
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4 Victory's.


Dec 25, 1917.

Stayed down today with the Riggers and Mech types fixing up my new Kite. Although not a really New a/c , we put in new flying wires and a new factory fresh Motor,. The Maintenance officer said that my old motor was shot , ( No compression technical language ? ) parts of the old kite they could save were Guns Tanks ect. Additionally, Hq had sent down an Order awhile back dropping the Number system on machines and to start using Letters as Pilot Identifiers by end Jan 1918 In addition too changing the Sqn I.D. So we did it all. As a treat, I trotted up to the farm on the Northside of the Field and brought some cheese, eggs, and wine from the Farm Maid that lives there. along with giving her my share of Tins of Bully Beef.

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#4396759 - 12/25/17 09:01 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: carrick58]  
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Originally Posted by carrick58
2nd Lt., Rfc
41 Sqn, B Flight Commander
Lealvillers, Flanders.
France
4 Victory's.


Dec 25, 1917.

Stayed down today with the Riggers and Mech types fixing up my new Kite. Although not a really New a/c , we put in new flying wires and a new factory fresh Motor,. The Maintenance officer said that my old motor was shot , ( No compression technical language ? ) parts of the old kite they could save were Guns Tanks ect. Additionally, Hq had sent down an Order awhile back dropping the Number system on machines and to start using Letters as Pilot Identifiers by end Jan 1918 In addition too changing the Sqn I.D. So we did it all. As a treat, I trotted up to the farm on the Northside of the Field and brought some cheese, eggs, and wine from the Farm Maid that lives there. along with giving her my share of Tins of Bully Beef.

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#4396877 - 12/26/17 07:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lealvillers, Flanders.
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4 Victory's.


Dec 26, 1917.


Intercept: Hq wanted a flight to catch a Reported recon plane between Lens and Loos. B flight put up 4 a/c while our high cover was 3 a/c. After spending endless time circling over the area, we turned for homw and over flew a pack of E/a under us coming out of the cloud banks. Wot a Mess. I saw 2LT Ebaneser fly off into a pack. It was the last I saw of him. Twisting and making pot shots, I kept alive. I spotted Sgt Tim ( Tiny ) getting boxed in so I tried to turn and help but too many e/a s in the way then a Flamer and he was gone. With a dozen holes and a Hun behind me, I dove for home.
The Sqn lost 2 a/c for 1 claimed. Total e/a sighted ? Engaged ?.

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#4397034 - 12/27/17 06:14 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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4 Victory's.


Dec 27, 1917.

Escvort Mission for 2 DH-4's to St. Vaast. No contact

#4397038 - 12/27/17 06:28 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Ooooh Carrick, what is this Escort mission! Some special top secret thing? biggrin


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#4397224 - 12/28/17 07:13 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Just a recon of factory's I guess I should have put no contact with e/a Hun ? I Hope that everyone had a good Holiday

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#4397230 - 12/28/17 07:32 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lealvillers, Flanders.
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4 Victory's.

Dec 28, 1917

I say, bit dodgy this morning. The sun was out a little more this morning ,but we still couldnt see well. The Sgn had 7 a/c up in 2 flights mine had 5 with Top cover of 2. Max Height over Monchy on a show the flag flight we caught some e/a ( 5 or more. ) I waved for a descending turn and the fight started. We did well, no kills for me , 2 went right down then maybe 3 ? as I was keeping out of harms way and shoeing the Huns off my wing-mates. I spotted both of A Flight's Top Cover in death dives. The Huns got Sgt Marley and Sgt Bob Cartchit. The enemy formation must have had Top Cover that I didn't see. I started taking hits from a diving Hun so nosed over in a corkscrew then full power and headed home. The flight claimed 3 destroyed for 2 lost + 2 damaged.

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#4397279 - 12/29/17 03:37 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I hope everyone had a happy Christmas. I've been catching up with Corderoy's career tonight, so here is the latest...

Diary of 2/Lieut. Geoffrey Corderoy, RFC
Part 24: 25-31 August 1917

25 Aug 1917 – Filescamp Farm


With Molesworth gone for HE, there is an open flight commander spot and I am hoping to get the nod although it will be a long shot as I have just been made up to Lieutenant. The Major has not shown his hand yet, and he is allowing being to lead C Flight sometimes and Horn others. This past week, however, I have led every patrol I’ve flown.

Our hut is wonderfully cozy. After Beck left we got a new boy, Randolph. He is an Etonian and innocently insufferable, but he is regular receipt of Fortnum and Mason hampers so the hut is a genuine tuck shop.

Today, 25 August, I had Randolph over the lines for the first time. It was to have been a gentle indoctrination. We married up with three RE8s west of Arras and followed our lines down to Bapaume, where we dashed over to let the Harry Tate merchants drop some bombs on a body of troops in a wood just behind the Hun lines near Havrincourt. They wasted no time and regrouped, and we all made our way joyfully homeward. The mud of the front passed beneath us and the RE8s made for the field at Bapaume. I relaxed for a moment, for as everyone in France knows, Huns never appear on our side of the lines.

That was when five big, nasty Albatros DVs decided to dive on us from out of a fluffy great cloud. Oh, what a scrap it was! For several minutes it was all one could do to avoid bashing into one another, but at length I found a nice purplish Hun and followed it down to under a thousand feet. The fellow had the wind up terribly and was weaving one way and the other, trying to make his own lines. Horn was my 2 I/C and locked onto him as well, but I was able to cut inside him and bag the Hun for my eight confirmed kill. I owed Horn a drink that night. There was no big celebration, though, for Randolph was missing.

Just as the evening was breaking up, the fellow waltzed in grinning from ear to ear. He’d been a guest of the French for the afternoon and was driven back to us in style in a Renault staff car, quite drunk.

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"The fellow had the wind up terribly and was weaving one way and the other, trying to make his own lines."


26 August 1917

This morning I lead a patrol to attack a balloon down near Cambrai. Unfortunately the engine goes wonky and I glide to the French field at Lechelles, very close to where my Hun came down yesterday. I am happy to learn from the “capitaine” that the German pilot was uninjured despite crashing heavily and had been entertained over lunch in their mess before being bundled off. Horn, who took over command of the flight, bags a balloon while I am enjoying coffee.

We go back to the Cambrai balloon lines in the afternoon. Randolph leaves us with a dud engine before we cross the lines. I am determined to get a balloon to match Horn, but despite leading the attack and firing nearly a hundred rounds, the balloon I target does not burn. And to make matters more frustrating, Horn follows behind and flames the sausage with his first burst.

Randolph puts down at Courcelles. His machine stalls as he approaches the field and he hits a tree, killing himself.

27 August 1917

This morning I lead a long offensive patrol along our southern sector but see nothing.

In the mid-afternoon, Caldwell lets me lead his flight as we escort three Strutters from 43 Squadron. There is not enough praise for the chaps who fly such obsolete machines into Hunland day after day. They are taking frightful losses, but never flinch.

The sky is hazing over as we take off, and towering clouds are building up like grey galleons, promising rain. We rendezvous with the Strutters near Arras and head across the lines south of Monchy, where Archy is thick and accurate. There are some nasty bumps that throw our SEs about and I give the sign to spread out the formation. The Strutters turn southwest at Marcoing, a little northwest of Cambrai, and begin their photo run. Ten minutes later they turn northeast to do it all over again. Their task complete they head home.

Visibility is not good, but what little sun there is catches the wings of a Hun two-seater heading east as we head west. Two Albatri escort the machine and I lead our SEs to the attack. The Huns put their noses down and dive away, except for the rearmost, who turns to meet us. He is a gallant fellow, for it is five against one. For several minutes he ties us in knots. We are afraid to attack, for the Hun is in the middle of our group and we are afraid to hit another British machine. Finally, I see him pull up to take a crack at Pope and manage a full-deflection burst straight down into the top of the Albatros.

The Hun spirals earthward in big loops, an obvious feint. I follow him down over the mud of no-man’s-land as he swoops lower and lower. He is drawing me onto the Hun lines, and I level off at 2000 feet to wait for him to pull out. He will have a run of four or five miles to reach Pronville and I should be able to catch him. But to my surprise, the spiral does not stop. The Albatros hits the mud with its left wingtips and cartwheels across the shattered terrain, disappearing in a ball of flame. Caldwell has followed me down and confirms my claim. I now have nine confirmed victories.

31 August 1917

It has rained for four days without respite. The field is sodden and the huts swarm with earwigs. A new man, Pellyn, has taken Randolph’s place. His family isn’t as well heeled, though, so we must fend for ourselves when it comes to fine dining. He is a bit shy, but may have a sense of humour.

Last night we attended a concert at 11 Squadron across the way. Some very funny acts, especially one sergeant who did a perfect send-up of General Trenchard. Even the Wing Commander was doubled over.

There are rumours of a move. We shall hate to leave Filescamp if they are true. This place is as close to home as one can be in war.


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#4397282 - 12/29/17 04:33 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nicely done story once again, Raine. However, as a Yank, I was thouroughly mystified by the following passage:
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...he is regular receipt of Fortnum and Mason hampers so the hut is a genuine tuck shop.

Good work with the two confirmed claims. It seems that young Geoffrey's fortunes are on the rise, at least if his Se5 doesn't conk out on him first!

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BBob,

Thanks for the comments!

Fortnum and Mason is a fine food shop on Piccadilly in London that has been a provisioner to the Royal Family and to many well-heeled British households since the 1700s. Its hampers (gift baskets) are legendary. I've attached a photo of one.

A tuck shop is a snack and candy shop, rather like a canteen, often established in private schools (known, of course, as public schools in Britain).

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#4397327 - 12/29/17 03:58 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Ah, thanks for the explanation.

I gathered that F&M was a purveyor of fine goods or consumables, but wasn't sure exactly what. I was less sure what a "tuck shop" was. Makes sense now. I also now understand the meaning of the phrase "to stop in for a nip and a tuck."

Nip = cheers
Tuck = readytoeat

#4397333 - 12/29/17 04:38 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Jeffery Vickers
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41 Sqn, B Flight Commander
Lealvillers, Flanders.
France
4 Victory's.


Dec 29, 1917.


Chase away a Recon Type from over St. Vaast. B flight had 4 ships up and found a lone Recon type among the dark clouds. I got a few shots off before he disappeared into the cloud banks and the Escorts ( 2 Vee Strutters ) came down. Dive zoom, twist turn then I was all alone so RTB. No claims , No losses. except for 1 pilot wnd. The met is forecasting bad weather on the marrow so will head in to the city on pass.

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#4397537 - 12/31/17 12:14 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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My Sqn Mates and I went into Abbeville to party while the Rainy weather closed in on the area. Ah, the french culture is resplendent in the City. Dec 30, 1917.



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and their was a charming moment.

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#4397688 - 12/31/17 08:08 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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The latest status report on last week's activities.

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The DID Centenary Challenge Commendations Officer is pleased to present the following awards.


To pilots of the Entente Alliance

75 Hours Medal presented to: Fullofit, (Capitaine Francois Wagnon)
75 Hours Medal presented to: Raine, (Lieutenant Geoffrey Corderoy)
25 Hours Medal presented to: Carrick58, (2nd Lieutenant Jeffery Vickers)
25 Hours Medal presented to: Dark_Canuck, (Flight Lieutenant Benjamin Kincaid)
25 Hours Medal presented to: Fullofit, (2nd Lieutenant Edward Nygma)
25 Hours Medal presented to: Fullofit, (Sergeant Dick Grayson)
25 Hours Medal presented to: MFair, (2nd Lieutenant Mark Fairchild)

To pilots of the Central Powers

150 Hours Medal presented to: Fullofit, (Rittmeister Aldi Schwarzkopf)
50 Hours Medal presented to: Lederhosen, (Offizierstellvertreter Karl Steinhorst)


Well done Gentleman, you make your respective countries proud! You may pick up your spiffing new gongs on the table below. Of further note, Happy New Year!

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#4397786 - 01/01/18 04:40 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Yea, It is a Happy New Year.

#4397802 - 01/01/18 06:15 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lealvillers, Flanders.
France
4 Victory's.


Jan 1, 1918.

Morning Formation: Reported one man AWOL ( Too much Fun in the city ? ) Received the 25 Hr. WOFF Gong award The C.O. put Abbeville Off limits till we find the missing pilot. Formation Over, I led B flights 5 a/c up over Monchy chasing Hun 2 Seater's. We found 3 at over 2800 meters I missed on my approach and had to swing back ending up the last a/c. Spotted 1 e/a going down ( Bowman got the kill ,but was Wnd) + Watson was heavy damaged) then it was over, so we RTB.

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#4397849 - 01/01/18 11:09 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks Lou! Happy New Year to all!

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