After relative silence on the subject for a while we seem to have hatched a plan for next year. The proposal is that we three interested parties (Piers, Whitters and yours truly) go across to France during a ‘Spring Offensive’ to visit the airfields that Arthur flew from with 40 Squadron until the time of his parting.
These airfields include amongst others, Bruay and Bryas. Not much left of the former sadly… We are doing the research as part of the ongoing project into this chapter of Arthur’s life and it is proving to be enduringly fascinating. The forum members of The Aerodrome.com and Cross & Cockade have been generous with information and advise during the early stages of the research.