Arthur Richmond Taber

Paperback | January 15, 2012

bySydney Richmond Taber

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... letter explains how he came to be transferred from the ground-school at Oxford to a flying-school at Stamford, in Lincolnshire: November 18, 1917. Dear L1ttle Mother: I'm still anticipating an overwhelming mail some of these days, and in the meantime I wonder constantly what you are all doing, and continue to be hungry for news It is sometime since I last wrote a letter home; in fact, I think it was when I was in Exeter College. I shall have to go back and give you the past two weeks' events. As nearly as I can remember, this last letter was written at a time when I was very much disgusted with the way in which events had turned out. We had been disappointed of going to Italy; we came to England to fly, but instead, were shoved through another ground-school, and having finished that, just when it seemed probable that we should at last get some flying, the news came that we were to go to a machinegun school; not the least of the disquieting factors was the knowledge that our juniors at home were being commissioned before us. Well, my luck took a turn upward. As the detachment was preparing to leave Exeter College for the machine-gun school, it became evident that arrangements had been made for training twenty fliers at once; this meant that the twenty men picked would not have to go to the machine-gun school, but could fly immediately. It was my very good luck to be one of the twenty chosen (largely because I had already done some flying). I was delighted at the prospect of flying at last, but it was not entirely without regrets that I prepared for the flying-school, for it meant leaving the rest of the bunch, and some mighty fine and admirable fellows among them with whom I have developed close friendships. This was the parting of the ways. The rest of the detac...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... letter explains how he came to be transferred from the ground-school at Oxford to a flying-school at Stamford, in Lincolnshire: Novem...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217440584

ISBN - 13:9780217440585

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