Sunday, 13 May 2012

Life as a rear gunner in a Lancaster.

Whenever i feel stressed/down/under pressure I find it comforting to compare my situation with that of my Grandfather nearly 70 years ago. He was a Flying Officer, Rear Gunner, in Lancaster Bombers during the Second World War and before he died he wrote this superb account of a day in the life (click to open).

Suddenly, dealing with a class of 30 kids or ploughing through paperwork seems a little tame compared with the threat of a Messerschmitt 109 on your tail.


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