Rick Rawlings
No 24 Squadron
Sept. 28, 1916
Bertangles West

The Battle of The Somme (or so I suppose they will so call it) rages below me but in the air above, it is a series of wash-outs, dead engines and inconclusive engagements with only the occasional suicidal Roland to test our mettle. So it was yesterday when we encountered a pair of them at the front. Following a quick close pass, I tried to keep my distance based upon what had happened to me the other week. Trying to fire from a relatively safe range, it took several drums of Lewis to bring him down, but down he went for my sixth confirmed which came with a promotion to Lieutenant! I suppose they figure it is time for me to start earning my keep around here!



As a bonus, here is one of my inconclusive Albatros engagements. They can basically leave whenever they like!