Some great pictures again. I think it was James McCudden who said the DH2 was a very cold aircraft to fly, with the engine at the back, the pilot got no warmth from it at all.

Adger that third picture is great, very atmospheric. What a waste of a mission that turned out to be. I'd have proceeded to treat it like a 'freie jagd' and go out on my own.

"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."