By W E Johns
Biggles battles in the course of the First international struggle, honing his flying abilities in terrifying battles opposed to the best opponents the enemy can offer. yet no longer all his adventures happen within the air, and never them all are lethal severe. Even within the sour setting of warfare, the lads of 266 Squadron locate time to percentage a few laughs as their friendships enhance, prepared for the joys of subsequent lethal aerial combat.
Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron chief James Bigglesworth on one other motion packed experience!
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Why – er – i am Lacey, of No. 266,' answered Algy, startled. 'Say "sir" if you happen to communicate to me! i'm in command right here in the course of the transitority absence of significant Benson! ' 'Sorry, sir! ' spoke back Algy, abashed and never a bit astonished. 'What do you suggest through appearing like a madman over my aerodrome? ' the opposite demanded. Algy blinked and regarded helplessly on the different officials. 'Not like a madman, sir, i am hoping! ' 'Don't argue with me! I say your flying was once outrageous – a wanton possibility of presidency estate! ' 'But I – ' 'Silence! examine your self below open arrest! document your identify and unit to my workplace, after which go back immediately on your personal squadron! I shall refer the problem to Wing Headquarters. you'll pay attention farther from your individual C. O. ' Algy stiffened and swallowed difficult. 'Very stable, sir! ' he flooring out among his clenched tooth. He saluted quickly, pronounced to the squadron place of work as steered, then back to the tarmac. numerous officials seemed him sympathetically. one in every of them winked and vulnerable his head. Algy halted close to him. 'What's the identify of that dismal Jonah? ' he acknowledged softly. 'And what is biting him, besides? Has he had a surprise of a few kind, or is it simply undeniable nasty-mindedness? ' 'That's it – born love it! they need to have fed him on crab apples while he used to be a child. be careful, notwithstanding – he is performing C. O. ' 'What's his identify? ' 'Bitmore. ' 'He's bit greater than he can chunk this time, and he will quickly realize it! ' declared Algy. 'Has he been to France prior to? ' 'No. ' 'Then how did he get these 3 pips on his sleeve? ' 'Chasing terrible little students around the tarmac at a flying education college. ' 'Well, this is not one, and he is not chasing me! ' snapped Algy. 'My crowd will quickly exhibit him the place he steps out if he will test being humorous! the earlier a few great pleasant Hun pushes him into the floor the higher for everyone. provide your blokes my condolences. Cheerio! ' 'Cheerio, laddie! ' Algy climbed into his computing device, took off, and raced again to Maranique. He parked his Camel in its traditional position in entrance of the sheds and marched stiffly in the direction of the squadron workplace. at the approach he met a celebration of officials, together with Biggles and Mahoney, on their option to the hangars. 'Stand apart! ' he stated curtly as they moved to intercept him. 'I'm lower than arrest. ' Biggles stopped useless. 'You're what? ' he gasped. 'Under arrest. ' 'Arrest my foot! what is the video game? ' 'No video game – it is a truth. I went to name on No. 301 Squadron this morning – you recognize, the recent crowd over at Cassel – and that i gave them the once-over earlier than I landed. whilst I obtained down a mangy skunk named Bitmore, who's performing CO. , dressed me down adequately and positioned me below open arrest. ' 'Your convey should have given him a hurry of blood to the mind. ' 'Looks love it. besides, he is reporting me to Wing. ' Biggles frowned and checked out Mahoney. 'The soiled scallywag! ' he muttered. 'What are we going to do approximately it? we will not have blighters like this concerning the position. lifestyles will not be worthy dwelling. ponder what the bad chaps in his personal squadron needs to battle through. rather except ourselves, i believe we should do anything for them.