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Memories of Service 4 - Keith Boles Web (Full Length Episode) – 2017 Documentary War

Memories of Service 4 - Keith Boles

Web (Full Length Episode) – 2017 Documentary War

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Keith Boles was certain he wanted to join the air force when the Second World War broke out, and it wasn’t long before he was a flying instructor. Evacuated from Singapore when the Japanese invaded, Boles eventually found himself in the United Kingdom, with an Advanced Flying Unit. A transfer to operations with Bomber Command saw him piloting de Havilland Mosquito bombers and being trained in the use of the top secret Oboe targeting system. Being part of a pathfinder unit was, he says, the safest job in Bomber Command and he came through his service unscathed. 

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David Blyth

Director, Interviewer, Co-Producer

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Edward Larsen

Editor

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Patricia Stroud

Co-Producer, Research

We were never troubled by fighters. Most of my stuff says 'no opposition'. We had the safest job I think there was in Bomber Command. But every so often somebody didn’t come back.
– Keith Boles