With the First in the Field.
COWTON, Albert E.
Norwich, England: Mrs. A.E. Cowton, (1963),
First Edition. octavo, blue cloth with gilt decoration on front cover. (xvi), 496pp. Mrs. A.E. Cowton, Item #22860
Foreword by Strang Graham. The story of Albert Cowton from his early experiences with the Royal Marine Light Infantry and the Royal Naval Air Service through his years in India with the 27 (Bomber) Squadron flying D.H.9a aircraft equipped with a 400 horse-power Liberty engine. This book describes in detail his life and the everyday life led by members of the squadron during this period in the history of India. Illustrated with 32 black and white photographs, maps (8 fold-out), and diagrams. Four chapters cover his service during World War One. One very tiny nick to cloth at top of spine (at back of book), otherwise a very fine, clean copy.