There is the rest of the story that Bettina is trying to tell in Above the Trenches on Crowe.
He commanded 60 sqd, then 85 after his courtmartial and reduction in rank for a month. commanded 85 till end of war.
served in WW2 becoming a Wing Commander.
Id say he did pretty good.
I like the part on developing tactics with Se5s. Boom and Zoom as its known today in ACM and BFM air tactics.