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Compilation - Memories of Service 1

Web (Full Length) – 2015

We sit them in their favourite armchair and ask about their war experiences.
– Director David Blyth
We had a glorious lot of fun: we was just school kids. We played rugby, we played cricket, we threw hand grenades…
– Ron Mayhill, on training for the RAF in NZ
I sat there looking at the blackness below and thinking about things. There appeared to be sparks, but I think it was perhaps burning oil coming back from the starboard engine. I thought, I’ve got two options: I can sit here and fry, or take my chances … it was quite a jolt when the parachute opened.
– James McQueen, on being in a bomber after it had been hit
Now the young men who went to war are getting very old. I had this idea in my head about wanting to record their stories. As luck would have it, I ran into David (Blyth), who was keen to help.
– Silverdale and Districts RSA Museum Curator Patricia Stroud, quoted in RSA Review, Spring 2015