Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Light on the BBC

The BBC are telling the story of Spitfire pilot Geoffrey Wellum tonight at 9:25pm in 'First Light' the name of his book.

I wrote about him in a blog entry in 1997 here and as he was based at RAF Manston you might want to watch it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Watched it and how thoroughly enjoyable it was. Amazing that men, boys really, so young should experience so much in such a short time scale.

Also read an article about another young pilot on Typhoons with the Rhodesia Squadron who was killed in 1944 after a long war. Kind of sad how the Rhodesians rallied to our aid but that we let them down in their hour of need.