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Old 7 February 2001, 12:47 AM   #1
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G'day All,

I have just finished reading an article* on Oswald Watt. The article was written by an RFC pilot Lieutenant S.K. Jopp who was posted to 6 (training squadron) AFC at Minchinhampton. Watt was the CO of the AFC Training Wing.

Jopp wrote about his admiration for Watt (I have yet to read any negative comments about Watt), Jopp briefly mentions Watt's service with the French Air Service, "...where he downed many huns..."

Watt served with Maurice Farman squadron No.44 and won the brevet rank of captain.

I doubt Watt brought down any of the GAF while he was flying for the French, but it is the first thing I have read on Watt which suggusts that he shot down some German EA's.

I only know of one confirmed claim for Watt when he served with 1 AFC (see "One Airman's War by Mark Lax).

Is there any forumite that can confirm or deny this claim by Jopp?

Thanks in advance


*The said article appears in "Reveille" May 30, 1931


oswald, watts, france

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