Dudley Nightshade
A Sqn , 4th Wing
Petit-Synthe Flanders.

Oct 30, 1916.

I say, Bit of bad luck. I made the enemy Tote Board. I went out with asection of 3 and ran into 2 e/a on the enemy side.
They were the New Hun buggies The Albatross. The chaps were good shots. We had the Height advantage and they machine gunned both of my mates at low level then got on my tail and whacked my kite good. I took a Wnd then did a Blue Max among the trees while my motor clanged loudly. I made the lines amid an Arty barrage. The PBI chaps packed me off to the Hospital be down till the 11th.