By Kenneth G. Munson
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The deparrure of McCudden ba k ro rhe UK on 5 March for service wirh rhe Home Esrablishmenr furrher exacerbared rile problem, bur his replacemenr was a parricularly happy solurion. Cyril Crowe, who had been rhe original B Flighr commander in April William Spurren Fielding-Johnson 1917, was anxious ro rerurn ro France, even offering ro be demored a rank _ he was now a major - in order ro do so, and he arrived as McCudden's was serving as an observer in No 3 Sqn in 1915 when this photograph replacemenr on 3 March.
Despite weather conditions ruling out flying for a number of days in December, there was still a great deal of ill[ense and fiercely cOll[ested fighting during the mOll[h. Although hampered by strong winds, patrols were flown on 2 December, but the adverse conditions caused several pilots to crash upon returning to Lavieville. Just after 1100 hrs on 5 December, McCudden took off alone to look for high-flying Rumplers. While at 19,000 ft over Havrincourt Wood, he saw a two-seater coming west at the same heighr.
Ten minures larer, jusr ro rhe norrh of ambrai, C Flighr was arracked by a pair of blackrailed Alban·os 'V' Srrurrers rhar were quickly joined by five orhers. Bowman downed one of rhe black-railed scours, which crashed alongside a road. A rhick fog on 31 January effecrively cancelled all flying. rhe more experien ed pilors on rhe squadron, and they also arrended air gunnery cour ar Berk-sur-Mere - a seaside resorr in happier rimes. There was no flying on rhe firsr day of February due ro a rhick misr covering rhe aerodrome, bur ar 1030 hrs on rhe 2nd McCudden rook off alone, osrensibly on a 'wearhcr resr'.
Aircraft of World War I by Kenneth G. Munson