Ah, that explains it. Thanks for clearing this up for us, Fullofit.
14 March,1916 Auchel, France
Another beautiful winter's morning at Number 3 Squadron; bright blue skies, white puffy clouds, and very little wind. 2nd Lt. Swanson and Captain Craig and the rest of B Flight were assigned an arty spotting job down at Arras. Just before the morning briefing broke up Major Harvey-Kelly announced that both claims submitted yesterday by Swany and Daniel had been approved by HQ, which meant that the squadron's star pilot had seven confirmed victories under his belt, and the Captain was now an ace as well with five confirmed victories.
"A stellar achievement, both of you! You do our squadron and the whole RFC proud.", proclaimed the CO.
Captain Craig took the praise in stride, though truth be told he was secretly chuffed about it. Swany was far more visibly moved by the announcement, appearing both proud and humbled at the same time. The moods of both men only got better throughout the morning's sortie as it proved to be a quiet, uneventful trip with nary an enemy plane in sight. Upon returning to camp Swany and the Captain went to the mess for some hot tea and breakfast, each still in high spirits. During the meal they were informed by several of their squad mates that they'd better have their tabs open that evening as they would be buying everyone two rounds each, seeing as how they had scored double victories. It would likely be an expensive night, and a squiffy one.