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307 Squadron,Royal Air Force


307 Squadron 1942
Photo: Ray
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Item #: 29390
Amusing little tale from the dark days of 1942.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 30th May 2017 at 17:09

This is a nice addition to your previous pic, which showed your Dad stood beside his milk lorry, and also shows your admiration for him and his service in the R.A.F. You must have been over the moon when details of his exchange with the Duke had reached you - your Dad wasn't short of chat, eh! I particularly like the Duke's query concerning the Poland badge; it seems to have been delivered with almost 'childlike' pinpoint accuracy - but meaningful of course. Keep 'em' coming Ray!

Comment by: Julie on 30th May 2017 at 17:37

Personally, if this was the case, then I hope their loins were greatly fulfilled , as we owe the Polish fighter pilots a great deal. I have read many articles from those in the thick of things who have said without those braved and magnificent Polish pilots we could have been in very serious trouble . It really was that close . I am convinced many in today's modern Britain can't appreciate, or be bothered, to find out just how close we got, to losing the freedom we now take for granted. Lest We Forget! Those that gave us this

Comment by: Ray on 30th May 2017 at 18:02

Thank you for your comments Philip, Yes my Dad could talk a glass eye to sleep,I am the same, I can talk under water.
Kind Regards, Ray.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th May 2017 at 20:12

Not forgetting the Yanks who were popular as well-the answer to Winston's prayers. The young Duke of Kent was killed in a plane crash the same year as the conversation. Only one survived of the fourteen passengers on a mission to Iceland- the plane crashed at Eagles Rock in Scotland. Who could blame any of them for having as much fun as they could during those dark days. We owe so much to that generation.

Comment by: Beryl on 30th May 2017 at 20:38

It is interesting the comments about the Polish pilots, I live a very short distance from Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire and any mention of the Polish role during the war is always met with such enthusiasm. They are held in very high esteem there, and as previously said they played a major role during those troubled times.

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