British airship wireless operator served aboard Coastal Airship and North Sea Airships with Royal Naval Air Service based in GB, 1916-1919
REEL 1 Background to recruitment with Royal Naval Air Service, 1915: pre-war flight; story of interview with Commodore Murray F Sueter to obtain permission to join up, 26/12/1914; ; nickname 'Dixie'. Review of initial postings and training as wireless operator, ca 1915-1916. Various aspects of period as wireless operator on anti-submarine patrols flying aboard Coastal Airships and North Sea Airships based at Houghton and Longside, 1916-1919: status of airship crew members; story of crash in C11 in fog into Oliver's Mount, Scarbourough and resulting casualties; story of successfully bombing German submarine; minesweeping role following Armistice, 11/11/1918; demobilisation and subsequent career; story of having own uniform made illustrating status of airship crew members following formation of RAF, 1/4/1918; question of award of AFM medal with unusual ribbon. Story of leaving RAF to join British European Airways, 1947.