The Black Gauntlet is the first short story in the anthology Biggles of the Special Air Police which was first published in 1953.
Someone has sent Biggles a black gauntlet. He has seen one like it before--it had been thrown clear of an aircraft he had shot down during the war. While he mulls over this puzzle, he is persuaded to act as technical adviser for a film. On the film set, he discovers a Me-109 with a black gauntlet painted on it....
The Special Air PoliceEdit
- Air Commodore Raymond
- Algy Lacey
- Ginger Hebblethwaite
- Bertie Lissie
- Supermarine Spitfire
- Messerschmitt Me 109
- De Havilland Gipsy Moth - camera aircraft
- Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
- Private airfield in Essex
- Aerial victories of Biggles and friends
- Biggles narrates an old victory of his where he shot down a Spitfire which had been fighting under false colours over Marham.
- It is debatable whether one should count the Me-109 piloted by Thea Hertz. But she was attacking him. Biggles' Spitfire was unarmed but his deliberate actions did lead to an outcome he intended: his pursuer crashed. So it would be fair to count it.