Edward Rowland “Ted” Thorn and air gunner Fred Barker (source Internet)
I did not know what LMF was when I was a 10 year-old back in 1958 looking at model airplanes in the window display of a men’s store.
60 years later I know how these brave men must have felt aboard a Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I. I know also that the Mk.II had some little problems to be ironed out. I read it in the Operations Record Book of RAF 264 Squadron.
I learn a lot reading those. Like what these unsung heroes did, seen here in Gerard Pelletier’s album.
The Boys at “264” Dispersal
Sergeant Fred Barker DFM and Bar
Bill Moncur and Johnnie Horan
Flight Sergeant Pelletier and Bill Moncur
Chandler, Rose, and Johnson
Mike and Tony Stuart
Edward Rowland “Ted” Thorn
Dan Corser and Ginger Lauder
You will understand why I won’t be building model kits for a little while yet even though the temptation is there to start building.