I guess my pilot is almost ready for a transfer to the funny farm! The whole Abteilung has been wiped out twice in the short time he's been serving in its ranks. Maybe I should ask for a transfer to an infantry battalion on the Somme front, I hear it's peaceful there this time of year in 1916... Can't be more dangerous than life in the naval aviation! ahoy

"Upon my word I've had as much excitement on a car as in the air, especially since the R.F.C. have had women drivers."

James McCudden, Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps