Insights: Sopwith Triplane

Pilots revelled in the Triplane’s agility

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N6295 joined No 8 (Naval) Squadron in May 1917, coded B, before moving to 10 (Naval) in July. With this aircraft Flt Lt H. J. T. Saint claimed an Albatros C and a D.V during August 1917. N6295 ended its career with No 12 (Naval) Squadron. VIA PETE LONDON

During the First World War, Maj Oliver Stewart MC AFC served with the Royal Flying Corps, gaining five victories with No 54 Squadron. Post-war he became aeronautical correspondent of the Morning Post, and wrote widely on aviation matters. In his book ‘The Clouds Remember’, Stewart recalled the Triplane with affection.

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