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Memories of Service 1 - Ron Mayhill

Web (Full Length) – 2015

The excitement of training and the thrill of travelling overseas form the start of Ron Mayhill’s reminiscences in this episode of Memories of Service. But serving with 75 Squadron, Bomber Command, brings home the reality of World War II. Mayhill gives unflinching and vivid descriptions of flying as a bomb aimer on raids over France and Germany. He survived 27 missions before being wounded; many of his comrades weren’t so lucky. Yet looking back at the age of 90, Mayhill also recalls the sheer beauty of the night sky as he flew into battle.

Once you’re in a war there’s no way out. It’s not just courage — you’re on a treadmill and you know what you’re facing and we just decided: right, if you’re going to get killed we’re going to sell our lives dearly and we’re going to fight.
– Ron Mayhill

Key Cast & Crew

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David Blyth

Director, Interviewer

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Patricia Stroud

Research, Producer

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Jed Town

Composer

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Edward Larsen

Editor

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Simon Schueller

Camera, Sound

Produced by

ILA Film Productions

Source

David Blyth