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Lt Vincent Waterfall

Lt Vincent Waterfall, the first British pilot to be shot down, and his navigator Lt Charles George Gordon Bayly (both 5 Sqn RFC) are buried this day; their Avro 504 (serial 390) was shot down by German ground fire.

No 2 Sqn RFC chased after a German Albatross - the first recorded incident of an enemy aeroplane being spotted and pursued by the RFC. Lt Strange fired at the Albatross with a Lewis gun which had been hastily (and unofficially) mounted to his Farman.

Lt Vincent Waterfall

Lt Vincent Waterfall, the first British pilot to be shot down, and his navigator Lt Charles George Gordon Bayly (both 5 Sqn RFC) are buried this day; their Avro 504 (serial 390) was shot down by German ground fire.

No 2 Sqn RFC chased after a German Albatross - the first recorded incident of an enemy aeroplane being spotted and pursued by the RFC. Lt Strange fired at the Albatross with a Lewis gun which had been hastily (and unofficially) mounted to his Farman.