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Geoffrey Harding. like so many others during the Great War, joined the Royal Flying Corps from an infantry battalion, the 22nd (The Cheshire) Regiment. He won the first MC awarded to the Regiment for his action whilst leading a successful trench raid on the Somme in December 1915. A victim of 'Bloody April', when so many RFC aircraft were a victim of the introduction of superior German machines, coinciding with the Battle of Arras 1917, he managed to escape from his PoW camp in late September and in early October, after being on the run for a week or so, he and his companion crossed the border into Holland. Little is known of him after the war;  his memoir was published in the early 1930s.