Item LAP/1/2/17 - Letter from Sir Lawrence to his mother, Mary Pattinson

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Letter from Sir Lawrence to his mother, Mary Pattinson


  • 13 Feb 1917 (Creation)

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Sir Lawrence discusses a 'strut corner brawl', and describes taking a young observer along the lines only to find himself involved in a fight with four German planes. He admits he didn't manage to incapacitate any of them, but feels he has 'shown the superiority of the British pilots'.

He assures his mother he is unlikely to fight again unless it is absoultely neccessary, and remarks that he saw Roger Gould, an Australian man who had rowed with Sir Lawrence at Jesus College.

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