Philip Fullard displayed talent and maturity beyond his years as one of the greatest British aces of his generation, yet he faded into obscurity. Steve Snelling salutes a prolific fighter pilot of World War One
As myths go, it had an undeniable allure. Fostered by legions of pulp fiction writers and lazy historians, deadly aerial combat was portrayed as a swashbuckling sport played out by dashing aviators recast as latter-day knights. But Philip Fletcher Fullard was having none of that.