31 December 1998, 08:19 PM
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Western Australia
FW HAIG, 1 Sqdn AFC POW'ed 1/5/1918 when he landed his Bristol F2b to aid another F2b brought down near Amman. He crashed on takeofff, a wheel breaking. His observer was Lt RT Challinor. The other aircraft (crewed by Capt DW Rutherford and 2Lt J McElligott) and Haig were dropping leaflets on Beni Sakr Arabs when Rutherford's machine was hit by ground fire. They burnt both a/c before they were taken prisioner.
Not here are the goblets glowing,
Not here is the vintage sweet;
'Tis cold as our hearts are growing,
And dark as the doom we meet.
But stand to your glasses, steady!
And soon shall our pulses rise:
A cup to the dead already-
Hurrah for the next that dies!