The continuing career of Albert "Mushroom" Ward:

22 Jul 1916 @ 15h32 Recon enemy Vehicle and troop movement on the lines near Armentieres. We had two Nieuport 11 Bebe for excort from RNAS-1 out of Furnes.

Booker lead the flight with Parsons, Hervey, Myself, Huskisson and Chadwick accompanying. Wind was 8 kn SSW with dense cululous between 3000 and 4000.
Our trip to the target area was uneventful but upon our first circle of the target area we encountered two EIIIs curious about our activities. They passed overhead at about 1000 and left. Upon our third circle three more EIIIs arrived to investigate us but they also circled and left. On our return home about 5 miles on our side of the lines we again encountered two EIIIs well above us at 12 Oclock passing in the opposite direction heading for the lines. They also left us alone. The recon was successful and we returned to base unmolested. Upon arrival at base the C.O. called me into his office to inform me I was being presented with the DSO. The boys will undoubtedly be celebrating with me tonight once they hear about it. There will be some sore heads in the morning.

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