George Lyons

Training at Sutton's Farm, 19 April 1915.

Training flights...mostly uneventful, however, on my first navigation flight, I had engine failure! The thing just would not rev beyond idle, and while I did have an aerodrome in sight, I could not make it and had to glide to rest in a farm just beyond some railroad tracks (NW of London).

For my first solo flight, I took a spin above Southend to once more see the sights of where I most recently lived. There is my flat...can't you see it?

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Still not too far away from where I am now, but soon, it will be just a bit harder to get back once I'm across the Channel.

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I finished with 7.72 flying hours:

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Got to meet some of the blokes in the squadron (Writer's Note: these amount of kills look much more reasonable than those of RNAS in March 1915 wink ):

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Housed at Chocques field in Flanders flying the Morane Saulnier type L, also called the Morane Parasol...

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Ready for my first mission as a pilot!



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