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Page 36 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Dawn of "The Daimler" Last month's issue of Motor Sport had quite a Daimler flavour to it, what with my description of an outing up Shelsley Walsh in the British Leyland Heritage/Coventry Museum's fine big Edwardian of that make, and my article about the motor-cars of Mr. Bolton, a gentleman who had a preference for Daimlers and drove them at Shelsley...

Page 41 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

Continued from the Dec. 1979 issue Before I commence another instalment of these old diaries I must refer to a letter received from a Mr. J. Ross of Brigg, in which he makes it dear that I have done our RFC pilot out of one type which he had flown by 1915. In his Log Book entries there is no distinction made between AW (Armstrong Whitworth)-built BE2c aeroplanes and FK3s built by that Company,...

Page 74 of October 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, October 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

(continued from September issue) AT THE beginning of August 1917, the writer of these diaries, whom I am calling X, had been motoring about in a 1915 Rolls-Royce and he then spent a night at Joyce Green, before going by train ("Had awful journey") to Wye, where he inspected a RFC Squadron. The social round was scarcely interrupted; X bought four tickets for "Wanted, A Husband" but no-one went. He...

Page 38 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, February 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

Before I resume these diaries of "Flying-Officer X" (as I shall call the young aristocrat who so painstakingly compiled them all those years ago, although, in fact, there was apparently no such rank among pilots, until the RAF was formed), we must not be too hard on him for the quantity of petrol he used motoring about during the dark days of war, because there was no rationing of fuel, even for...

Page 59 of November 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, November 1979

The War Time Diaries of an RFC Officer

(Continued from the October issue) After X, as I shall call the RFC Officer who wrote these diaries, had been-obliged to return to St. Omer due to engine trouble, instead of ferrying the old BE2c No. 1788 across the Channel, necessitating a return to England by boat and train, he was back on duty at Netheravon two days later, and up testing an Armstrong-Whitworth-built BE2c, No. 5330, with Lt....

Page 44 of May 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, May 1980

The wartime diaries of an RFC Officer

Continued from the April issue  We left the young Flying Officer X standing-by at Thetford aerodrome until 4 a.m. because there had been a report that zeppelins were over England on the night of August 8th/9th, 1916. Not surprisingly he got up late the following morning but then went up to the sheds and did one or two small jobs, before flying alone over to Rowdham in BE12 No. 6160. The flight,...

Page 48 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer (Continued from the May issue) AS 1916 merged into autumn Flying Officer X, as I shall refer to the compiler of these war-time diaries, was still busy at Adastral House —see entry reads: "Went to WO (War Office) as .Slial and had slot of French, which did not put me in the best of moods". Presumably these were reports on RFC matters to French Squadrons. But...

Page 41 of January 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1981

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

(continued from the December issue) In February 1918 "X'', the Flying Officer concerned, had bought the famous racing Austin "Pearley" for £100 and had on loan from Dewis, the then-Manager of the London Mercedes Company, a Napier, which was for sale. A certificate for four days leave gave X a chance to think about buying vehicles, perhaps with a view to trading when the terrible war had ended. He...

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