Dudley Nightshade Flt, Lt. 6 RNAS Petit Snythe, France.
20 Jan 1917.
Returned to Flight Status, most of the chaps are new. The C.O. posted me to a Cracker Jack of a Security Patrol late in the day. Our 9 a/c ran into and engaged 2 Rolands. The Flights got 1 ea. I was the Flight Commanders wing man so got some 40 rds off at a 2 seat then watched as he got in the killing bust while I reloaded. A flamer that took a header into the soil of France. We didn't get away unscathed. 2 damaged plus 1 heavy damage fit for junk.