Today we escorted the lads from RNAS 5 down to the Loos area for a photo recon job. RNAS 5 is flying the new Sopwith Strutter and it is a real pleasure to escort. The Sopwith seems to be as fast as our Nieuports and according to the pilots it is much more maneuverable that the old Quirks. It's armed fore and aft with machine guns and should be more than capable of defeating anything the Huns have in the air at the moment. As a matter of fact, we encountered a flight of Fokkers and as soon as they recognized the Strutter they turned and fled. Between the Fee and the Strutter escorting jobs are becoming bearable.
Member and provider of banjo music for the Illustrious BOC