08.12.1917: Bernard Brings the War Home | Bernard gibt seine Eindrücke über den Krieg in der Heimat wieder | Bernard étend la guerre au pays

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42. T.S.

Monday 9.20pm

Dear old Dad.
Here I am flapping again. What a life!
I am flying a machine called D.H.6 which refuses to
do anything funny and dodders around in quite
a drunken fashion. Capital machine to learn on.
They have only just got them, and nobody
understands the RAF engine so I’ll be busy.
The C.O. is a very young major named Neale
he seems a decent sort of fellow, I will get on
with him alright. My quarters are not a patch

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08.10.1917: Bernard’s New Recruits | Les nouvelles recrues de Bernard | Bernards neue Rekruten


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Royal Flying Corps,
Hounslow Heath.


My dear old Dad,
Umpteen dozen returns of the
third, your birthday. I meant to have
written you for the day but Hell
I forgot to write.  Do you know I’m
darned busy they keep me going
like blazes 27 pupils to look after, and
only 7 of them able to fly themselves as

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