Tone flies Morane (LA) Parasol 5140 from 1 Aircraft Depot, St Omer to England and in a couple of days it was back in France with the newly formed No.60 FS as part of the Expeditionary Force.
After a few days at St. Omer we received our machines, which were Moranes of three different types: “A” Flight had Morane “bullets,” 80 h.p. ; ” B ” Flight, 110 h.p. Morane biplanes ; and “C” Flight, Morane “parasols.” Of the ” parasol,” a two-seater monoplane, it is unnecessary to say very much, as they were soon replaced by “bullets,” and “C” Flight did practically no work on them. The machine is best, perhaps, described as a biplane without any bottom planes, by which is meant that the wings were above the pilot’s head, a feature which suggested its nickname. It had an 80 h.p. Le Rhone at that time, almost the best air-cooled rotary engine. They were good for artillery registration, as the view downward was excellent ; they were very stable also, easy to fly and to land, and, in fact, were ” kind ” machines, giving their pilots the sort of feeling afforded by a good- tempered, confidential old hunter.
SIXTY SQUADRON R.A.F, A HISTORY OF THE SQUADRON FROM ITS FORMATION BY GROUP-CAPTAIN A. J. L. SCOTT