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#1 Lyffe

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Vann and Bowyer's XV Squadron RFC/RAF 1915-19, which was published in the Cross and Cockade Journal in 1973 includes a reference to "Lt C R M Douglas, a professor of meteorology before joining the RFC" (page 66). I'm intrigued by the reference since he wasn't a "professor of meteorology", but he did have a passionate interest in the subject and recorded temperatures and cloud types whilst flying. However, for the statement to be made means he must have gained some notoriety for his idiosyncrasy - and I'd like to find the source of the claim.

I'm wondering if it was in AIR 1/689/21/20/15 (15 Squadron History) and if anyone has a copy of the file?

Most of the photographs that accompany the article are for the summer of 1918, and I wonder (I do a lot of wondering) if any other photos have emerged during the last 40 years that relate to the autumn and winter of 1917-18. I have the numbers of the 13 RE8s in which Douglas flew, and would dearly like to trace an image of any one of them.

Any help would be appreciated.

Brian