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By Christopher Burgess

It is a first-hand account of the author's grandfather, man Mainwaring Knocker and his reports as a pilot within the R.F.C. within the First global battle written as a chain of letters and diary entries. He wrote letters nearly each day to his kin, whereas he proficient in England and used to be in carrier in France, and sometimes illustrated them with little sketches. man was once a talented artist, rather pencil and pen and ink, and in addition a superb photographer. He flew without sixty five (Fighter) Squadron that was once shaped in June, 1916 as a fighter squadron, and flew to France in March 1917 in time to play a well known half within the air operations through the Battles of Arras. In June 1917, the squadron moved to Calais for certain patrol paintings within the Dover Straits region, to intercept enemy plane raiding England.

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