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"Happy" was the personal mount of 'Naval 3's' Lloyd Breadner DSC. Five of his seven Sopwith Pup victories were claimed in this machine between 11 and 29 April 1917.In 1915, after paying for flight lessons at the Wright Flying School in Dayton, Ohio, Lloyd Samuel Breadner enlisted in the Royal Naval Air Service. In 1917, he was assigned to 3 Naval Squadron which was attached to the Royal Flying Corps. Flying the Sopwith Pup, he scored his
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fourth victory by shooting down a Gotha G.III on 23 April 1917. It was the first Gotha bomber shot down by a British fighter over the Western Front. Seven of Breadners final total of ten victories were scored with Sopwith Pups.He was released from the RAF with rank of major in March 1919.Upon the formation of the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1924, Breadner was recommissioned and served as commanding officer of Camp Borden in Ontario. In 1939 he went to England as a technical advisor and was promoted to Air Marshal in 1941.In 1943 he returned to England as air officer commanding the R.C.A.F. overseas. Promoted again, shortly before he retired in 1945, Air Chief Marshal Breadner achieved the highest rank ever awarded in the R.C.A.F. Suffering from ill health, he died in a Boston, Massachusetts hospital in 1952. He was 58 years old.