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Offline Tom E. Gunn

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Re: Great RFC grouping....
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 05:49:04 PM »
Lovely collection! ;D
I pity the poor bastards entering into Turkish captivity after capture in this theatre of operation.

As touched on in the article, it was not uncommon, especially earlier in WW1, for this type of communication to occur between friend and foe. It also occurred on the Western Front.
This article reminds me of the story of an Australian pilot flying in the RNAS during WW1 - Roderic Stanley (Stan) Dallas, DSO, DSC & Bar

'On 2 May, during a lull in the fighting at Flanders, Dallas took off in his S.E.5 to taunt his foes. He strafed the German base at La Brayelle to "attract attention" before dropping a package on the aerodrome with a note reading, "If you won't come up here and fight, herewith a pair of boots for work on the ground, pilots for the use of". He then circled in mist until troops came to examine the bundle, whereupon he dropped two bombs and again shot up the base, causing "general panic". News of this singular exploit reportedly provoked laughter from Field Marshal Haig and RAF founder General Sir Hugh Trenchard, two men not known for their sense of humour.' ;)
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