Flakdodger Posted 13 October , 2013 Share Posted 13 October , 2013 At Bexhill Museum [East Sussex, UK] we are plodding on with our efforts to identify every Bexhillian who served in The Great war. In a local newspaper we have discovered a local schoolmaster: 2nd Lt R V Walker, 6th Bn Connaught Rangers, who along with 2nd Lt Lord Doune are awarded the MC in May 1916 for shooting down a 'Fokker machine' The article describes them as attacking the Fokker from 1,000 feet above. "Lord Doune at once dived, and, when within sixty yards Lt Walker opened fire. Lord Doune then headed straight for the Fokker, which had to rise steeply to avoid a collision. Lieutenants Walker and Lord Doune then both opened fire and shot away one wing of the Fokker which fell behind the British lines." Can anyone add any detail to this account? Date, unit types of aircraft etc? Many thanks, Dave Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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