The RAF at 90 - not to be missed.

  TopCat® 16:53 12 Dec 2008
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There's one and a half hours viewing on the history of our Airforce on BBC2 tonight, starting at 21.00 hours. It is not available to Scottish viewers though, so I suppose it will be shown at a later date?.

I know where I'll be at nine o' clock! TC. click here

  NewestRoyWidd1 16:56 12 Dec 2008

Thanks for that,will have to watch it on i-player tomorrow though because I'm working tonight.
NRW1

  peter99co 16:59 12 Dec 2008

was on 11/12/08 at 8.00

  john bunyan 17:02 12 Dec 2008

TopCat.Thanks. Will watch. My father was shot down on way back from Berlin as a navigator in a Lancaster in Aug 1943, mother was in WAAF's, uncle in RAF (I joined Bingalau's mob in '50's).55,000 killed in Bomber Command.

  TopCat® 17:38 12 Dec 2008

It cannot be seen again apparently as pointed out on the top tab to iPlayer availability.

peter99co - Didn't spot that Scotland had already seen it! ;o) TC.

  laurie53 19:47 12 Dec 2008

I saw it.

It was very shallow and lightweight.

It has all been done, and much of it seen, a thousand times before.

A great opportunity missed.

I was part of it for forty of those ninety years, and while I can't speak for the early or late years, most of what I saw did not relate to the service I knew and loved, and in which I grew up (from 15) and grew old (55).

  dagbladet 21:24 12 Dec 2008

Afraid I have to agree with laurie, blurdy awful. More so perhaps because it was officially sanctioned by the guv'nors.

  WhiteTruckMan 22:54 12 Dec 2008

" in which I grew up (from 15)"

Not an ex apprentice by chance? (Halton or cosford maybe)

WTM

  Forum Editor 23:02 12 Dec 2008

and was a navigator in Lancasters - also served in the Pathfinders. He got a DSO and a DFC, and took part in some of the 'big' raids.

I'm not sure he would have enjoyed tonight's programme that much, but it was interesting, nevertheless.

  WhiteTruckMan 23:14 12 Dec 2008

But it sounds like I didnt miss much

WTM

(ex-halton brat)

  Forum Editor 23:23 12 Dec 2008

of a Spitfire being put through its paces.

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