Biggles in France

By W E Johns

Determined CHANCES!

Biggles battles during the First global struggle, honing his flying talents in terrifying battles opposed to the best opponents the enemy can provide. yet no longer all his adventures occur within the air, and never them all are lethal critical. Even within the sour surroundings of battle, the boys of 266 Squadron locate time to proportion a few laughs as their friendships boost, prepared for the joys of subsequent lethal aerial combat.

Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron chief James Bigglesworth on one other motion packed event!

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He knocked at the door, and smiled wanly whilst he observed the surprised expressions at the faces of the 2 senior officials. 'Good gracious, Bigglesworth! ' stammered significant Mullen. 'We thought–Mahoney stated – ' 'Yes, i do know, sir,' broke in Biggles. 'I went down over the opposite aspect, yet i have controlled to come back. i am sorry to claim that terrible Wells has long gone West, although. ' 'What occurred? ' requested the CO. in brief, Biggles gave him an account of his adventures. while he pointed out, particularly casually, the concrete emplacements he had visible within the woodland, Colonel Raymond sprang to his ft with a pointy cry.

The interval instantly following used to be a nightmare that Biggles may well by no means afterwards bear in mind and not using a shudder, for the Frenchman, relatively lightheartedly, looked as if it would take each attainable threat that provided itself. ultimately, he staggered up during the clouds, levelled out above them, and trigger on a path that Biggles used to be fairly sure might by no means take them to Maranique. 'Hi, you are going too some distance east! ' he yelled within the pilot's ear. The Frenchman shrugged his shoulders expressively. 'Who flies? Me otherwise you?

We stated we might wipe 'em out, and, by means of gosh, we have now. Wilks is of the same opinion that we've got settled Parker's account for him! ' bankruptcy 24 lower than Open Arrest! Algy Lacey, of No. 266 squadron had no goal of touchdown at Cassel while he took off on a brief try out flight. yet after wandering aimlessly in the course of the blue for a few mins and discovering himself inside of effortless distance of the aerodrome he made up our minds he may drop in and depart his card on the mess of the recent squadron – No. 301 – that had lately arrived in France from England with its Bristol warring parties.

They believe we now have not anything else to do yet take a seat and varnish our machines all day and sweep up the aerodrome. If every thing is not as fresh as a brand new pin, this squadron will get a black mark. it is not the variety of Huns one will get within the war,' he further bitterly. 'G. H. Q. is aware not anything approximately that! ' significant Benson nodded sympathetically. 'Don't i do know it! ' he acknowledged, 'Well I shall must be getting again. No, i cannot remain to lunch. i have much to do. thank you the entire related! ' 'I shall need to get busy myself to get issues to ensure that this inspection,' answered significant Mullen.

4's, being hotly attacked on both sides by way of a few fifteen or twenty Albatross scouts. The D. H. 's preserving their very own, even if, and hung on their approach, flying in a good V-formation. The affair used to be not anything to do with Biggles; at least, he couldn't wish to serve any solid objective through butting in, even though he questioned why no escort have been supplied for the bombers, so he gave them as broad a berth as attainable, hoping to cross unobserved. however it was once to not be. First one of many enemy scouts observed him, then one other, till the air among him and the D.

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