“One thing for which England in particular . . and the greater World beyond that, can give thanks . . . is that British Air Power has been re-established. So long as Great Britain was the subject of mockery and derision the peace of Europe was always in danger. Today . . . no nations are going to war without knowing what England is going to do about it. . . British Air Power never stood higher than it does today, and the Royal Air Force has never had such bright prospects”. — This has a topical ring to it but was actually part of an article in “Matters of Moment”, entitled “Gaudeamus Igitur”, that appeared in The Aeroplane for January 5th, 1938. — W.B.