Still struggling to find time to fly, so report will be short. Envying all the action with Fokkers, single seat promotions, and shiny shark paint jobs. smile None of that for poor Aleck.

Aleck A. MacKinlay

March 9, 1916: Back to Loos Junction (where else?!). Had problems with my bombsight so just dropped when Corwin dropped ... we missed the target. Had a bit of a scare as my motor dropped to idle and refused to budge (broken throttle linkage) on the return leg. I had to glide over the lines to safety and mangled the BE2 in a farmer's fence, but we emerged unscathed.

March 10, 1916: A routine bombing run to drop eggs on front line units SE of Armentieres. No problems.