It was an interesting week for Alfred Pennyworth. Tired of flying around armed with a rifle, he put in a request for a transfer to a unit with better equipped planes. He finally was granted his transfer at the beginning of September. Flew the BE2 for 2 days and was finally given a new mount - an FE2. What a difference a machine gun makes! He finally understood the danger of trench warfare. He shot down 3 planes in a single day. This is exactly the same number of planes he downed with the rifle equipped BE2 in 4 months! This feat earned him a promotion next day and with that a new aircraft - the shiny Bristol Scout. All in a span of 2 days.

"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."