The Bourne Society Volume 59 - On the Ground at Kenley in September 1940

Douglas Martin, later in his RAF career
The Bourne Society

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Volume 59 – May 2009

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I was just nineteen, an immature recruit, having joined the RAF hoping to become a pilot or at least an heroic member of air crew with wings on my tunic. My eyesight had failed the test but the standards would soon be lowered; or so they told me. So, with my hair slicked back with Brylcreem (RAF men were called ‘the Brylcreem Boys’) I arrived at Kenley areodrome …

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