Monday Monday

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

First and Foremost a HEARTY welcome home to the Patricias of Edmonton:

Also to the sailors of HMCS Charlottetown  enjoy your reunion with your families and Loved ones. Bravo Zulu one and all.

To the Royals replacing the PPCLI  best of luck and return safely. To the crew of HMCS St. John’s left earlier this week to replace Charlottetown. Return safely. May you have calm seas and fair winds.

I recently had an e mail comment that my Blogs are all downers (so to Speak)

Well I certainly have a difficult time lately chasing up feel good stories.  However today  I try to be UPBEAT. Thanks to brother apprentice  Pat Buzzell here is a story from a few years ago. Spanning from 1944 to present day a 15 min video so get a Coffee and enjoy:

An 18 year-old just out of high school was trained to take pictures of damage done to German targets by B-17s. He flew in a British Spitfire fitted with extra fuel tanks where the guns were. In other words, he flew over Germany unarmed…

 This is probably one of the best WWII film clips out there. Stored for 61 years in two suitcases of 16mm home movies that were inherited by filmmaker William Lorton from his great uncle who served as a Flight Surgeon. Those suitcases contained 3 hours of war footage that included a compelling crash landing of a Spitfire in 1944.

Filmed in a 2005 interview with the now 83 year old pilot and seeing the expression on his face when he realizes it is him in the cockpit, is something you won’t soon forget.

At 18 years old, he was all alone, behind enemy lines, with no guns, no escort, and he gladly did it.

They just don’t make them like that anymore. It was truly the greatest generation and we owe them so much.

A short note on the  amazing closing of US Government agencies. Poor old Orange man could not prevent this closure even with a Senate Majority. I wonder if these flights are cancelled?

Any ex 437  FA’s looking for work??? In Sunny Nevada.

Take care have a pause in your day to think of Veterans and serving military and their families.

Nil Sine Labore


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