“McScotch” himself describes his book and pays tribute to a colleague in this note, which appears at the front of the volume:
“This book consists of the reminiscences of an ordinary fighter pilot of the R.F.C. who had the privilege of serving in one of the leading Fighter Squadrons and who had the honor of being the friend of the supreme fighter of all the Air Forces, that indomitable and lovable patriot, ‘MICK’ MANNOCK, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.”
Available records and publications show “McScotch” himself as a fighter pilot with 40 Squadron, holding the rank of lieutenant and then captain. He is credited with 12 kills of German opponents.
This is a detailed and exciting account of squadron life and shows the bravery and true comradeship of these flyers.