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Local Airmen.


Local Airmen. LLANELLY BOYS AS FLIERS. I "'Lest we forget," a word of praise must not be withheld from our gal- lant airmen, who, like their comrades on land and sea, have distinguished themselves in the newer field of war- fare. At the commencement of hos- tilities the Allies were as unprepared in the air as they were on land, and the Germans were thus able for a time to hold the "upper hand." To- day, however, Britain may claim to be the "mistress of the air," thanks to the sacrifice of the gallant, yea gallant dead who will never return. The first local airman to make the supreme sacrifice was Lieut. B. Protheroe, who was shot down in an aerial combat over the Hun lines. Sergt. Jack Morris, M.M., of Dafen brought the first distinction to Tin- opolis, for bravery in the air. The Military Medal was awarded to him for shooting down two enemy machines when attacked by a largo number He was at this time flying in an old R.E.8 (commonly known as "Harry Tates"), a machine unsuit- able for aerial fighting. His pilot at the time was a Welshman named Capt. Williams, who at present is in New Zealand. Amojigst the others who flew on active service are Lieut. loan Evans, M.C., who has an excellent record of war flying to his credit. Lieut. Bert Galley, a s .coi 1 pilot, was shot down in flames, and had a miraculous escape from death. Second-Lieut. Cedric David, served as an observer in a large bombing squadron, and was a prisoner of war for a time. Lieut. Jack Evans, Llwynhendy, was an artillery observer, he being wounded by anti-aircraft fire. E. G. Jones (of the Llanelly Star"), .an observer in a bombing squadron, was wounded in an aerial combat. Commin,,s of Ttinne l roqcl Sergt. Commings of Tunnel road, and Sergt. J. Morris, M.M., are also two airmen who have an excellent re- cord of war flying to their credit. A large number of local boys were under instruction at the time Armistice was signed, and had the Huns delayed their decision, the "fledgling Sospan airmen" would have played a pro- minant part in the scrapes of the air.'

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