Chapter 7: Blighty.
Biggles was out of hospital within 3 weeks. Unfortunately his posting back to France was delayed, somewhat, by a short detour to a training establishment at Woodbridge, a little to the north east of Ipswich. On arrival he found he was billeted in a room at the home of Mrs Willoughby-White, whose husband was the secretary of the Woodbridge Golf Club. The house stood in a small copse of trees and had its own swimming pool and was located just off the
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“Aufmerksamkeit. Offiziere darf ich vorstellen Hauptman Leffens, ihrem neuen Kommandandt.” The officer standing in the door was slightly built, a monocle in his left eye, his dress overcoat draped over his shoulders. He looked with indifference around the room. Hauptman Leffens looked each and every officer in the eye. Each and every officer knew this was not a man to be trifled with. His reputation had preceded him. OberLeutnant Willhelm von Klugermann, adjutant of Jasta 23c, looked towards his
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Chapter 5: Revenge for the fallen
2 Hun Albatross from the sun.man activityMajor Mullen explained to Captain Maclaren the importance of the reconnaissance photographs that Corps Hq required again. “Now Captain, Corps need those photographs as they are suspicious of activity reported by the French just to our south. They have information that the Hun is building up supplies in their rear area just behind the front line opposite Corps area”.
“I know sir, but we’ve had this before
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"Ah Algy. Last mission today then a day off. Fancy a run into town or croquet?".
"Croquet Biggles, croquet. You hate the game, so I guess it’s a run into town. Think Mac will lend us his Harry Tate?"
"Dunno, but I'll ask before we leave, fancy a G&T or a nice cuppa?"
"Oh a nice cuppa me thinks, it’s getting chilly early today"
"Cpl Jones be a good chap and bring a fresh pot out will you, and some of the Adjutants nice fruit
Captain Mahoney had gathered his fledglings at the side of the hanger and was explaining the use of the cooper bomb. Each aircraft would carry 4 20lb cooper bombs, 2 under each wing. He explained the release mechanism and hammered home not to play with it or touch it during take-off or flight other than over the target. The mechanism was temperamental and any slight knock or movement could release the bombs prematurely. The 2 rookie pilots, Brian Sylvester and Henry Watkins, both nodded their heads
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