A schoolboy knows, or used to , that it was Battle of Britain Day. My mother was a WAAF driver in WW2 , from driving bomb tow trucks to staff driver for Air Chif Marshall Sir Phillip Joubert de la Ferte (I think) as she was with Coastal Command. My father was a navigator with 207 Squadron, Bomber Command. His last few missions included Milan (x2) Leverkusen (x2) Berlin then shot down by a German night fighter on way back from Berlin again in Aug 1943. Two uncles also in RAF in WW2 . I worked and stayed with many RAF places and people when in RM ( formed 1664!)
schoolboy knows, or used to , that it was Battle of Britain Day.
Of course we knew. We were at an RAF training academy and we'd never have got a place in the first place without a good working knowledge of RAF history, particular'y as it was only eight years after the end of the war, and all our teachers had chests full of medals.
However, as well as a sense of history, a sense of humour was also considered an asset.
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