Remembering Bomber Command

The majority of the young men that flew with Bomber Command, were barely out of their teens, some as young as 17. It was said that a 25 year old man, was an ‘old’ man in Bomber Command.

Strike hard, strike sure, was the command’s motto; and for the aircrews, it took astonishing courage to run the gauntlet of the German Nightfighters, flak and anti-aircraft guns,  night after night over occupied Europe. Their nerves were stretched to breaking point, never knowing if they were coming back from a raid or not.

Bomber Command didn’t win the Second World War, but victory could never have been achieved without their efforts. Facing unimaginable danger, the brave young men of Bomber Command; and the unselfless sacrifices they made for our freedom, should never be forgotten.

In Remembering Bomber Command, we have captured the memoirs of veterans, in their twilight years, which for the majority, is their ‘last post’

Featured Veterans

Group Captain Thomas Gilbert “Hamish” Mahaddie, DSO, DFC, AFC & Bar, FRAeS 

Warrant Officer Bill Willcox, DFM

Flight Lieutenant Harry Hughes, DFM. DFC.

Squadron Leader Ken Butler, Pilot / Flight Commander

Flight Lieutenant Doug Londers

Warrant Officer Alf Huberman

Wing Commander William John Simpson QSO, DFC,

Group Captain Kenneth Batchelor, CBE. DFC.

Flight Lieutenant Ralph Temple, DFC

Sgt Bob Nelson, Wireless Operator

Squadron Leader Tommy Broom, Navigator, DFC & Two Bars

Squadron Leader, Pil Pilgrim

Flt Lt Leonard Sumpter, DFC. DFM.

Ron Irons – Aircrew

Air Marshall Sir Ivor Broom, KSB, CBE, DSO, DFC, AFC

Flying Officer Ronald Goebel

Sgt Maurice Arthur Hentall / Air Gunner

Flight Lieutenant Dominic Bruce, MC, KFM, KSG

LAC ‘Taffy’ Jones / Air Gunner

Warrant Officer Jack Reed, DFM.

Squadron Leader Charles Patterson, DSO.DFC

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