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Old 11 February 2002, 04:48 PM   #1
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In Cobbys book he relates a tale of he and Garney Malley boxing Oswald Watt in as he was landing his Avro in an attempt to get themselves sent back to the front. Watt's Avro had "Papillion" on his aircraft in gold. The French translation of papillion is butterfly? Watt served with the French Foreign Legion before the Australian Flying Corps. Was there other significance of the word papillion in French culture during world war I?



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