After two days of rain and wind that had cancelled all flights for 70 Squadron the weather cleared somewhat and allowed for the dawn patrols to get into the air. Captain Swanson led A Flight on a sortie down to Herleville and back, while B flight went north towards Arras. Nothing to report but the beginning of a lovely day and a sky free of enemy planes. Even the front lines were relatively quiet with only sporadic gunfire observed during the outing. After ninety-some minutes the flights were back at camp, and with the AARs turned in everyone headed to the mess for breakfast. A fine start to the new month.
Warming up the Strutters for September's first sorties.
Lifting off at first light.
Climbing to altitude as the eastern horizon take on a warming glow.
The fall sun crests the clouds to greet the lads of 70 Squadron.