4 October 1915 – French praises RFC

Sir John French

The Commander of the BEF, Sir John French, issued a special communiqué today highlighting the work of the RFC in the ongoing offensive.

“The Field Marshal “”Commanding-in-Chief desires to express to Brigadier-General H. M. Trenchard, C.B., D.S.O., A.D.C., and all ranks of the Royal Flying Corps, his appreciation of the valuable work they have performed during the battle which commenced on the 25th of September. He recognizes the extremely adverse weather conditions which entailed flying under heavy fire at very low altitudes. He desires *especially to thank pilots and observers for their plucky work in co-operation with the artillery, in photography and the bomb attacks on the ‘ enemy’s railways, which were of great value in interrupting his communications. Throughout these operations the Royal Flying Corps has gallantly maintained the splendid record they have achieved since the commencement of the campaign.”

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