Originally published under the title An Airman’s Outing, this magnificent title chronicles the daily life of the Flying Officer during the Great War. Touchingly dedicated to ‘The Fallen of Umpty Squadron R.F.C.’, Bott chronicles the lives and losses of his squadron as they carried out their duties over France in 1916. A modest and unflinching account of Great War aviation, Bott neither aggrandises nor dismisses any achievement of his crack squadron. A squadron that suffered so heavily, holding the record for casualties sustained by any flying squadron, from the beginning of the war to the end of 1916 – a testament to the bravery and determination of the men who continued to serve within it.
“Tinged by this sadness, My War in the Air 1916 conveys the aspirations of the British Royal Flying Corps”.
MY WAR IN THE AIR 1916 Memoirs of a Great War Pilot
A fighting flier’s record of aerial combat over the western front at the height of the Great War, this exciting memoir is tinged with sadness as the author mourns the loss of so many of his fellow aces.